We all carry one. That 3 foot, 36 inch measuring stick. It’s a crutch for some. A weapon for others. And then for for others it’s a scepter by which they rule others by. It’s the most unbecoming accessory. With it come chains that hold us back, tie us down and leave us wounded and unusable for the Kingdom of God. We feel as if we will never measure up to others by it, and we feel as if we are above others because of it. This stick is a lie. It’s a stumbling block designed to trip us up. And the maker of this stick is comparison.
Everyday when I wake up, I’m temped to get into the box. You know. It’s the box of people pleasing, trying to be everything when you know you can’t, and trying to be what you think others want. It’s a tiny little box that makes me feel trapped when I get in it. This box […]
“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do […]
(above photo of an article in Thryve Mag) Vulnerability. Just writing that word grates against my heart a tiny bit. Growing up in a Christian home, I took on the “good girl” mentality for the first two decades of life. As long as it appeared I did no wrong and struggled with little, I was good. Don’t […]
Years ago, Mercy Me came out with a song based off of Isaiah 6:4 called “Here am I, Send Me.” As a middle schooler seeking to follow Jesus, I sang these words with all of my heart! However, most days the opposite of being sent would happen. I would encounter trial, discouragement and the obstacle […]
Yesterday I crashed. Not literally, but physically. I have been going, going, going (thinking I can do it all), only to eventually be hit by exhaustion and have to stop all that I am trying to do. The problem is that I am a doer. I tie doing to who I am and sometimes forget […]
“He must increase, but I must decrease.” (ESV) “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” (NLT) “He must become more important, but I must become less important.” (ISV) At each New Year, resolution’s are made, plans are set in action and we dream of what could be in the […]