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Losing Our Identity

2 Corinthians 10:12 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. One of the hardest things to do when you are unhappy, bored or disouraged is to not compare your life with someone else's. Some have called it a comparison trap. Oftentimes when we are idle or restless in our own lives, we seem to notice what is going on and into the lives of others. When this happens we lose our own identity. It's not wise to compare yourself to another person or your life to their life.  Don't fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others. You are exactly the way you are supposed to be. Don't let the weakness in you affect the greatness in you. You have been given all that you need to be the success that God desires for you. Settle down and settle in to that best version of you that we all want to see. You are amazing!

Don't Act Like a Hangdog!

Yesterday as part of our Summer in the Psalms series we talked about the guidance of God out of Psalm 25. The progressive pattern of guidance comes as he shows us the way, teaches us the path and leads us in the way of truth. As I read that psalm in some other translations I came across the MSG version which says in the beginning...
"My head is high, God, held high; I'm looking to you, God
No hangdog skulking for me." Psalm 25:1 MSG
I like holding my head up high, looking to God what in the world is a hangdog skulker? From what I have learned a hangdog skulker is someone who is crafty or shifty, feeling guilty and tries to lurk in the shadows and out of sight. The person that is being led by God has no room for hangdog skulking:)

We are to face each day with joy and peace, fixing our eyes on Jesus and lifting our heads up high in the confidence that comes from knowing Christ as Savior. So, keep your head up, look up and praise God right now! He will show you the way. He will teach you the path. And by His spirit, He will lead you into all truth!