I’ve never been the “beautiful” one.
I’ve never been the “smartest” one.
I’ve never been the “coolest” one.
I’ve never been the “artistic” one.
I’ve never been the “kindest” one.
I’ve never been the “quietest” one.
I’ve never been the “loudest” one. (Maybe some would beg to differ)
With all the certainties of who I am not can leave me uncertain of who I am.
I am sure you do the same…focus on what and who you are not.
Well, quit it.
I will quit if you do, too. I’m talking to you, ladies. Quit comparing yourself.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.
Think about that verse.
No, really think about it…
“Commit to the Lord…”
Commit…what does that word mean to you?
To me it means: trust, no complaining, faith in action, promise, following through, etc.
“…whatever you do…”
This means exactly what it states…commit to God everything. Absolutely everything. Your relationships, your health, your job, your career, your looks, your personality, your children, your marriage, your friendships, you name it and “whatever you do” encompasses this.
“…and He will establish your plans.”
Establish. What does establish mean to you?
* set up
* cause to happen
I read this verse today and I dissected it just like I illustrated above. During my time reflecting on this verse, I realized how I don’t commit to God to establish much in my life. I don’t “commit” many facets of my life on a continual basis; one of these facets is accepting who He made me to be.
Pinterest. Instagram. Blogs. Facebook. Magazines at the checkout line at the grocery store. Frick. It’s everywhere. A constant battle to fight the urge to compare.
Today I fought the urge to compare. Today, I just relished in who He made me to be.
I may not be the most beautiful…to the world.
I may not be the smartest one…to the world.
I may not be the coolest one…to the world.
I may not be the most artistic one…to the world.
I may not be the most kindest one…to the world (and in general…ha!)
I may not be the quietest one…
I may not be the loudest one…
But He is continuing to remind me that I am much more than the things I am not. I committed my life to Him at the age of 10-years-old and if it takes me another 20-years to understand what this means (faith in action), then I will continue this journey because He is my only true peace in a world that wants to speak lies to my soul.
Don’t listen to the world. Never listen. I beg of you to “commit everything to God and He will establish your plans/life…”
May His peace reign in your heart today.