Just today alone I have probably scrolled through countless Instagram accounts, Pinterest pictures, and even Tik Toks of people who I could only dream of being like. From the moment we grab our phones in the morning to when we lay them down at night, social media presents us with images and videos of mostly only the perfect parts of someone's life. We are all very aware that what others post is only the good and happy parts of their day, and we are all probably guilty of doing the same thing.
Since International Women's day just passed, comparing ourselves to other women is something I wanted to discuss this week. We compare the good, bad, and even mediocre parts of our lives to only the "perfect" parts of other's. This is not a fair comparison for us to make, and it can cause unhealthy relationships between a lot of women today. The only fair comparison we can make is said very well in this quote, "Only compare yourself to your previous self, no one else." When we compare where we started to where we are now, we see an accurate representation of how much we have grown. This is much healthier than a comparison to someone else where we see a twisted and unrealistic idea of where we think we should be.
Each one of us knows that we are not perfect. Instead of trying to pretend and comparing our happiness with other's, let's remind each other to not be discouraged when we believe we fall short and continuously build each other up.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. - Psalm 139:14
Mary Grace D'Antonio
(photo from @wetheurban on Instagram)
Hey, everyone! I'm Mary Grace D'Antonio, and I'm the Director of Spiritual Life for 2021. My weekly devotionals, bible verses, and words of encouragement can all be found on this page! Feel free to contact me with prayer requests, any questions, or suggestions!