We all do it. As women it is our human nature to compare ourselves. But are you comparing yourself in EVERYTHING? Even your journey with God?
A couple months ago my husband and I were talking about doubt in performance with our spiritual journeys, and I was reminded how God is SO good. We were discussing a devotional I read that reminds me about how every step I take whether it’s significant, wobbly, perfect, or a complete misstep, Jesus is not disappointed in my lack, but delights in ALL of my efforts.
As we are in our daily walk with Him, all of our journeys are our own, and our pace for growth in our faith is individual to each one of us. Just as God has made each one of us in his own image, our paths all look different to Him. And He has each one of us on our own journey.
Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
The length of our journey with the Lord should NEVER be compared to anyone else’s. I am often thinking “I’m not getting there fast enough” or “I want to be like so & so”…but that’s not what this is all about.
Jesus is happy with you walking with him, no matter how fast or how slow. The important thing is you ARE. Your efforts on your journey, no matter how significant, delights your Lord and Savior.