Hey everybody! Scripture share is here and I'm really excited to share these scriptures that have been on my heart lately. I'm sure you all may have heard this before, but the way the world is set up today.....it can really leave thinking like you're not enough, pretty, educated, fit, loved, the list goes on. We're comparing ourselves to others, even over the smallest of things! I'm guilty of this too, which is why I can now share scriptures that have and are helping me!
"So God created man in his own image..." - Genesis 1:27 KJV
I hear a lot of people say, they blame social media because it has everybody competing and comparing themselves to one another. Social media this, social media that. Don't get me wrong its A LOT on social, but what part are you gonna take responsibility for? Do you sit and scroll for hours? Do you close one app and go to another? Do you follow people that positively influence you or are their posts causing you to envy and be jealous of them? This could be why you're feeling less than. Just think of all the useless stuff that you're consuming. Measuring your value off of what people have. Here's one....measuring your value off of LIKES and HEARTS!!!
"Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." - Colassians 3:2 KJV
Here's one of my -comparing myself to others- truth....I was REALLY depressed a couple years ago because I didn't finish college. All my classmates were graduating with their degrees, and I felt less than because I didn't have one. I compared myself to them, putting myself beneath them. I started to look at my life like it had no value. What I didn't have, I allowed it to blinded me from thanking God everyday for what I did have. BUT GOD!! It took me years to overcome this, and every year around May those thoughts try to slip in, but now I'm able to shut them up and joyfully congratulate those graduates, without comparing myself to them!!
"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." - 1 Peter 5:7 KJV
I want to encourage you to take your eyes off of man, and put them on God. Trying to keep up with your favorite Instragramer will have you missing what God is doing just for YOU! We're not suppose to have or look like the next person, and compare ourselves. Thats the enemy wanting to keep you distracted, because he knows within you is greatness.
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;" - 1Peter 2:9 KJV
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." - Matthew 6:33 KJV
Tips to help:
- Go on a fast from social media. - Dedicate that time to the Lord
- Pray. - Thank God for creating you just the way you are. Ask Him to deliver you from self-comparison of people, negative talk, and help you to live the life He created for you.