Comparison Shopping

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Comparison Shopping

Have you ever looked around and noticed that many people seem to have things going their way? Good jobs, a great spouse, well-behaved children, a mowed lawn? And then you drive up to your driveway and think, what’s wrong with my life?

When I was younger, I did a lot of comparison shopping. I don’t mean at Nordstrom’s…I mean my own life. And then one day my daddy sat me down and said, “Here’s what I know about life, honey. There will always be someone with more things, more talent, and better at what you do then you are….and then there will always be people who don’t have as much and just can’t do what you do. You must embrace who you are and your gifts and settle in to being content. It will never do you any good to compare. It will always leave you feeling empty.”

Webster’s dictionary says that content means happy and satisfied. In a world where the media tells us we need the latest and greatest clothing, furniture, car or computer….we just can’t keep up.

But if you notice, the people who are always comparing and never satisfied with what they have…are jealous. They seem to be the ones that people don’t want to be around because they’re negative and ungrateful. I don’t know about you, but I don’ t want to be like that. I want to be grateful for everything I have…and content in my own life. I don’t need anyone else’s. If I’m not happy, then I need to work to change it and make it better.

Phil 4:11, “I’ve learned now to be quite content whatever my circumstances.”

Being happy with what we have makes life better.

It’s never too late to make changes. Start today. Start living your best life.