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Last year, I had the privilege of being on Holley Gerth’s God-sized Dream Team. What a journey it was, but better yet, what a great team of encouraging women—a team that continues supporting, encouraging, and uplifting each other today.
This year, Holley is hosting Coffee for Your Heart: 2014 Encouragement Challenge, where she’s asking each of us (yes, you too) to encourage others and show a little love with our words.
Whether you write, tweet, post on FB, interact with your children, email a friend, or talk to your neighbor or co-worker, we can all share some encouragement with others, can’t we?
Holley’s prompt this week is…
What encouraging words do you want the people you care about to hear as they begin a new year?
My friends, I want you to know God made you who you are to be you, not someone else.
We compare ourselves to others in every way possible, and instead of encouraging us to make positive changes, it usually brings us down.
Down to disappointment in ourselves and envy of others.
Down to jealously that can destroy relationships.
Down to feelings of coveting and thinking what God has blessed us with is not enough.
God doesn’t compare us to His other children.
We do it to ourselves…and the enemy loves it.
My encouragement for you (and for me) is that we live to be who God made us to be—unique and special—each in our own way.
Whoever you might be measuring yourself against today—stop it. Your identity is not in how you compare to someone else.
Your identity is found in Christ. The One who came to save and redeem us—so that we can be the children of God He created us to be.
What encouragement can you share with others today?
Don’t miss the new comparisons series right here every Monday!
Linking up with Holley Gerth’s Coffee for Your Heart, Winsome Wednesday, WholeHearted Wednesdays, Thought Provoking Thursday, Faith Filled Friday