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Surrendering Comparison // Share The Brew With Hannah of Woven Beautiful — 8 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your timely message! The older I get, the less I compare myself to others, but I have to soak up bible verses to keep myself on track. As a young Mom though, I was in such a trap of comparing, it kept me from socializing with others. At one point, I felt I had lost my true identity because I couldn’t remember who He created me to be. One day, I picked up His word and let Him breathe new life into me. I am ever grateful for that moment I chose to listen to God & remember I am fearfully & wonderfully made by Him.

    • Larri – Thanks for sharing your experiences! It’s encouraging to know that with time, this an area that seems to become less of struggle — especially when we lean into God’s Word. We are indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made.

  2. Hannah – I really appreciate your clarity & wisdom on the issue of comparison. It’s a sneaky one, and truly is fueled by fear. Fortunately, when we look to God we are reminded of who we are – unique and beloved children of God. Thank you for the encouragement to embrace our God-given authentic selves!

    • I am often reminding myself that God’s perfect love casts out ALL fear, including the fear that drives me to compare. I am grateful that when we look to Him and remain in His love, we just live freer and invite others into the freedom we’ve been given through Jesus. Thanks for your thoughts, Liz!

  3. Dearest Hannah,
    Thanks again for a well thought-through post. You encouraged my heart with your words.
    I am finding that age has an advantage in this area. Not that I am free from the temptation of having to compare myself, but I find that I care a little less about the millions of opinions of others (which also frequently change), the older I get.
    Maybe it’s the awareness that the steadfast hand of God can be trusted. Over time we see more and more that our God indeed never fails us.
    Blessings to you, dear blogging friend.

    • Thank you as always for sharing your beautiful heart, Heidi!

      Oh, there are so many changing opinions, but it is encouraging to hear that the struggle with comparison has become less for you over time. It’s still an area where God is working on me, but it’s not a trap I fall for as much as I used to. So much in this life is fading, and feelings go in waves, but living with an awareness of our unchanging God grows our understanding of His amazing love — staying in His love melts away the temptation to stray away from who He says we are.

      Many blessings to you, friend.

    • Michele, Thanks for welcoming me with your kindness!

      Your words remind me of the song, “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand…” Comparison is such a trap, but when I remain in Christ, knowing that my true worth is in Him — I’m truly free to be who I was made to be.

      Blessings to you this week!

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