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It Measures Down to This

I first told my readers I’d keep this blog up-to-date; is it possible I hear a loud echo out there? Truth be told- I’ve been struggling. A lot. ….and because of the struggles- it makes it all the more of a struggle to get this out there. I’ve been fighting it off for the past couple months. I know it is what I need to share with my fellow women, but I don’t want to. Don’t make me do it God!

Competition.

There I said it.

It is so real. …and I’m learning it is MORE real among women. How much do we need to compete with each other and USE each other to get the upper hand? Why are we always comparing ourselves to the other? Are they watching? Are we good enough? Are we a joke? Am I loved? Am I ever enough just being me? Am I measuring up?

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Competition. This has became more real to me these last few months: finding my work knocked off by others, asked to go elsewhere because that person wanted to take my place, my work given to other designers without my knowledge and mass produced, photographed with no recognition or credit, feelings of betrayal and unworthiness……..

I remember being told once that, “If it is constantly on your mind, then it is in your heart- it shows what your heart is made of.” …and then my Pastor decided I needed to hear this. Habits? What habits? You mean the constant thoughts and anger? Checking social media habitually to see if anything was duplicated? Those aren’t bad habits! No, that is a natural instinct of protection. Yes, that’s what it is. I’m just looking out for myself. No. Repent Kristin.

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I have struggled and struggled with so many mixed emotions coming from all angles of the competition. …and then I realized something so very important. All of that does not matter! What’s that world? Wait. The world is telling me that it is unjust, untrue and unfair! ..but God is telling me I’m His, be true, be humble and be merciful. That’s right.

Mercy.

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You see- it really does not matter how you measure up. The importance is what you are measuring down to be; building a firm and strong foundation with Christ.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

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~Kristin~

lil Red Brick House

{finding beauty & worth in imperfections}

One thought on “It Measures Down to This

  1. Kristin, thank you for writing. I too battle the feelings of competition and being less than…thank you for encouraging me to keep on being me not a replica of someone I wish I could be.

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