The Comparison Trap (3 Ways to Get Free)

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“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”

-St. Augustine

The bus ride home was always the same. Mine was the last stop. But before my stop came hers. I never knew her name, she was a couple of years older than me. We never exchanged a word.

I watched her get off the bus daily. It stopped right in front of her large, 2 story home, with manicured lawn. She had long, straight, caramel colored hair and always dressed well.  I saw her big beautiful house and I imagined her in her perfect bedroom, in her perfect house with her perfect life. Every holiday a tasteful display of decor adorned the outside. I imagined all of the good things happening inside. I ached for all I didn’t have.

 

Sometimes I dreamed I was her. I wanted to be all that. What I thought was all that, anyway.

Laura Rath has a series on comparison in the life of women at her blog Journey in Faith- I wish I could say I never struggled with it, or it’s partners in crime: jealousy, covetousness, envy, but I have and do… join me for an honest look and, what is I hope, an encouraging word about breaking free of the trap of comparing ourselves with others.

Click HERE to finish reading at Laura’s place…

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*bus photo credit: ckphotography via opin.com”>photopin cc

 


Cornerstone Confessions

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Poet Laundry
    Mar 24, 2014 @ 14:39:07

    I popped over to Laura’s blog to finish reading…so glad I did! Left a comment there Dawn, thank you…very encouraging!

    Reply

  2. shortybear
    Mar 24, 2014 @ 19:45:42

    Loved your guest post.

    Reply

  3. susieklein
    Mar 29, 2014 @ 13:37:12

    Ok just saw this…I’ve been in hermit-mode and not even reading blogs that probably could have helped me out of the mode. Oh well..love you Deary!

    Reply

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