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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!

Reap the Fruit

"Sow for yourselves righteousness,reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up the unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord until He comes and showers righteousness on you." Hosea 10:12
After we have planted some righteous seeds, the process of blessing has begun. Since we know that whatever we sow we will also reap, we can begin to expect something. Reap the fruit of unfailing love. Unfailing love is the fruit that never loses its flavor. In 1 Corinthians 13 we find out that love is patient and love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.The bible says that perfect love throws fear out the door! And best of all, love NEVER fails. Galatians 5:22 lists out all of the fruit of the Spirit.
By making the right choices, living with the right motives and in the right Spirit, we bring this power of love into our lives. We sow for ourselves and we reap something that is for others! When dealing with situations that others go through we have two choices: rub it in or love it out. Remember that your degree of reaping is determined by your level of planting. Sow for yourselves!