What to Do When Comparison Blinds You to the Beauty of Your Story ⋆ Ashleigh Slater

What to Do When Comparison Blinds You to the Beauty of Your Story

Posted by on June 14, 2017 in Articles & Posts, Faith, Parenting | 0 comments

Do you ever feel like someone else’s life is better than yours?

Sometimes I do.

I often let comparison blind me to the beauty of my own individual story.

In a recent article I wrote for The Courage, I share the story of how two of my daughters auditioned for the same musical and only one was cast. I write:

As I navigated the tricky terrain of simultaneously mourning with one daughter while celebrating with the other, I strove to focus their attention on this concept of life as a story and God as its Author. I encouraged them not to compare their lives with one another, but to instead trust that God’s ultimate plan for each of them was good.

Yet, even though I confidently tell my daughters this on all occasions, there are times when I struggle to believe it for myself.

If you can relate, head over to The Courage and read my full article, “When Their Life Seems Better Than Yours.” In it, I share three things I have to be purposeful to tell myself when I battle the tendency and temptation to compare my life with that of others.

 

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