What if we all looked exactly the same?
What if we could all do the same things?
What if we each had the same goals, ambitions, and desires?
Wow...we would be boring. WE would probably drive each other crazy!
Isn't that what coveting is all about? When we see someone taller than us and think: I wish I was taller than them. Or...."I wish I could play the guitar? Or..."I wish I could bake all day long"...
It means we are focusing too much on what we don't have and not spending near enough time appreciating and marveling on what we do have.
Years ago I went to a conference that was geared for musicians, those who teach music to others. I was excited to go, but I was also naive in what to expect from this conference. In the very first session I realized I was truly a fish out of it's water.
I began to think, "What am I doing here? How am I ever going to be like these musicians?" Then I went to a workshop that changed my life...my mindset on comparing oneself to others...for forever!
I DIDN'T HAVE TO CHANGE! I have talents...I have gifts, that ARE NEEDED!!! But just in a different way!
I may not be able to play an instrument, but musicians need people behind the scenes. they need people willing and wanting to hear...to appreciate what they do. Sometimes our gift and talent can be an ear! Being available!
Now, as I go through life I don't compare or "wish for" anymore because its fruitless. It solves nothing and it doesn't honor God...it doesn't acknowledge He created us all unique, AND IN HIS
***Lean on St. Teresa of Avila to teach you how to overcome EVERY obstacle! How to to walk like her and lean on the words from St. Paul, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!"....be bold and confident like she was with these words!
Hugs and prayers always,
PS....Monday will carry on with this theme about loving oneself...through our movement...through our motivations....and marveling on our own personal amazing strengths and abilities!