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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!

Take the Stairs

John 1:51 Then he said, “I tell you the truth, you will all see heaven open and the angels of God going up and down on the Son of Man, the one who is the stairway between heaven and earth.” 
There is a way to live life on earth in such a way that your eternity is guaranteed. Jesus said "I am the way", in fact Jesus is the original and only stairway to heaven!
Many folks don't like the stairs. They look for easier ways, like escalators and elevators. They move you upwards more quickly and with less effort. Spiritually speaking there are no fast-track ways into our eternity with God. No elevator ride to the pearly gates and no escalator to get you there by doing nothing. You and I must keep walking. Step by step, we find each one representing another part of the walk we are taking with Christ. Think of each step as one good decision after another. Escalators can fail to work(at our mall one of them is always broken!) and elevators can get stuck. But you can always take the stairs!
Remember that though the way seems narrow and hard at times, you can always take the stairs. Jesus said that if we would seek Him, we would surely find him. He promised to be with you and never leave you abandoned. He sent you a comforter and helper in the person of the Holy Spirit that can help guide you to the truth. 
So don't take the escalator and forget the elevator. Take the stairs!