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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!

Get Your Hopes Up


Ephesians 1:11 It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.

What a great thing to remember...God has his eye on us and He has some design plans for our lives! At times I think to myself, "I know that there is a reason for everything but sometimes I wish I knew what the reason was!" He knows the best way to get all everything he placed in me out and into the world to glorify himself. So my role is simple: let him do what he desires with what he made...ME! 
I love the line in this text about getting our hopes up. I used to be the type of person that always expected the worst so that when anything but the worst happened, it seemed good. All that caused me was a great deal of time expecting no good things. In Christ we find out who we are and why we are on the planet. We find purpose. We find meaning. He has His eye on you. He has a design for your life. That should bring our hopes high because we are completely aware of the fact that He is watching and He is orchestrating the plan. Right now, he is working out that plan for you in everything and everyone. So go ahead...get your hopes up!