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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!

That's the Truth


The other day I was trying to figure out the "truth" in a situation that I was in. It seems that these days truth is more relative than absolute. In other words, if the truth doesn't work for you, change the version of the truth. How crazy is that? In days like these we need the truth! Why? Because there are so many deceptions taking place. A deception is defined as a subtle bending of the truth. There's just enough truth to make you believe it and there's just enough lie to not make it true. If we have no absolute standard for truth, we will never really "know the truth" and therefore we will never be truly set free. Deception brings compromise and compromise washes away truth. We need to stop spiritual erosion. How? Look at Psalm 1 as it describes a life that is blessed and happy:

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.
But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.

Don't walk, stand or sit in places that are healthy. When you walk in the right places you end up standing with the right crowd. Then you can sit and soak in all of the righteousness that God has designed for you. Truth gets you unstuck. Delight in the words that Christ has shared with us through scripture.  Jesus said He was the way, the TRUTH and the life! Follow Him and you will flourish, bear fruit and prosper in every way. Now that's the TRUTH!