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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!

What Do You Have?

In 2 Kings 4 you can find an interesting story of a widow with two boys. She was scrapping to get by and the creditors were coming after her to take her children away because of the debt. She takes her problem to the man of God, Elisha. Elisha asks her, "what do you have in your house?" And then she gives an interesting answer. She says "nothing at all, except this little jar of oil." 
She was overwhelmed, challenged by life circumstances and dealing with the responsibility for her kids. You may feel like this today. You want help. You're tired of answering questions and people wanting things from you and you are looking for real answers for yourself.
The trouble with each one of us is the same as the woman in the house. She was unaware of what she had. The way we get through the pain of what we lost is to look at what we have. We need to take inventory of all that we have and put it in the hands of the Lord. What you have combined with who God is...well thats ALL you need. What's in your house? 
Stop talking about what has been stolen from you and what is overwhelming you. Stop looking at what you have as "nothing at all". Don't even say that again! Look for God. Trust His way. The woman took care of her need by filling the jars of others. Focus on making someones day before this day is over. Be a blessing. Start pouring the oil out and God will meet every need that you have.  So really, what's in your house?