“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” ~Phillipians 2:3-4
In this post, H4H Team member Veronica Garcia shares her insight from her recent participation in our H4H “Gifts of Imperfection” e-course.
As I went through Brene Brown’s “Gifts of Imperfection” e-course, one guidepost titled “Letting Go of Comparison” stood out to me. Brene teaches that truly letting go of comparison is a practice which requires constant awareness. She also taught that tapping into our creativity allows our individual and original expressions to be unique, and in turn, help us to stop seeing ourselves as “ahead or behind, best or worst” (Brown, 98).
This has been a constant struggle as I tend to look to others and measure their successes and failures up to mine. Living and working in Los Angeles’ entertainment industry continually brought up this insecurity in me. However, going through H4H’s ecourse and discussing weekly Bible passages brought me a new perspective. It helped me to appreciate my gifts and encouraged me to embrace the journey that God has me on. I’ve been challenged to look for ways to serve those I compare myself to and may be jealous of. I had never thought of turning this insecurity into such a positive action. Most of all, I was reminded we are all on a purposeful journey that no one else can walk through but us!
In what ways do you compare yourself to others?
Instead of comparing yourself to others, what specific ways can you serve them this week?
Devotional Contributor: Veronica Garcia https://veronicagsuazo.wordpress.com/