4 hours ago
When I was a teenage girl one of my biggest fears was not being liked by other people. I thought if I was pretty enough, smart enough, or funny enough, I would get acceptance from others. .
Me and my cousin used to fight like sisters to the point of not speaking because instead of embracing the strengths we had, we tried to compete for everyone’s attention. .
As I moved into adulthood, got married, and had a baby, I thought that part of my life was over. I didn’t need to compete with anyone. My confidence was deep, and rooted in who Jesus said I am. But I was wrong...yes, I was much more confident, and I didn’t feel the need to tear others down, but my insecurities would still pop up from time to time. .
I wasn’t the wife she was.
I didn’t have super every night or a clean house all the time. I didn’t have a cute little house decorated all pretty. Honestly it was just a bunch of stuff thrown together haha! .
I wasn’t the mother she was.
My son didn’t crawl fast enough and it took him forever to walk. I didn’t plan the cute birthday party like she did. .
I had to learn to dig deep beneath the surface and find out WHY I was feeling this way, because the truth is, it wasn’t her. She wasn’t the reason I felt these insecurities. .
We aren’t meant to be like anyone else.
You are the mom God made you to be, the wife God wants you to be.
We have to dig deep into the root of these issues, because once we discover what’s under the surface we can deal with it. .
That’s where true support comes from.
That’s when we can truly love and build up each other. You have to remember that your fight isn’t with that “other wife” or “other mom”. It’s with the insecurities that lie deep within. .
Spend some time in God’s Word, in prayer, and examine these issue. And every time the arise, recognize them and crush them.
They done own you!!