Why You Should Give Up On Comparing

Please. Please. Please.
Stop comparing yourself to other moms.
Stop comparing your family to your neighbors.
Stop comparing your child to other children.

I am speaking to myself right now, and any other lady who will stop to listen. This post is especially a plea to the tired homeschool mommy, who is ready for the end-of-term, before the term has even started!

Like the lady in this picture ...

You know who you are, so listen up girl ...
  • Comparisons lie. They are inaccurate and a prison of the mind & ultimately a discouragement to the soul.  Comparisons are unrealistic and unattainable standards imagined in.your.mind.  You know, the "grass is always greener" theology.
  • Comparison is a "yoke of bondage", it serves no purpose in abiding in Christ.  What is even worse, is that comparison is a yoke we, ourselves, have taken up.  Lighten your load dearie.
"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Galatians 5:1
  • Comparison serves no positive means of improving your homeschool, children, marriage or self.  As a matter of opinion, the more you compare, the less you get accomplished in your home, family, marriage and life in-general.
  • Comparing is a tool & method of the world's greatest deceiver, Satan. Stop comparing.  Really, no one wants to believe the oldest trick, or trickster in the book, right?!?  Don't fall for his stuff.
  •  Comparing is a sure way to become discontent and discouraged about YOUR own life.  God intends for us to take whatever He has blessed us with and do good for His glory.  When you are comparing, you are not content with the blessings that are right in front of you.  
Children. Blessing. Check.
Freedom to home educate. Blessing. Check.
Mentors that love me. Blessing. Check.
Husband that protects and provides. Blessing. Check.
Savior Who loves, redeems and helps me. Daily. Blessing. Check.

God does not change. He does not make mistakes. He loves you, your husband and your kids. He has a plan for you.

Yes, you.
Just as He made you.
Just as you are.
Unique. Purpose-filled. And just for you, because He loves you that much. 

Stop comparing.

Go forth and be the bit of different God made you to be.

Joyfully Learning with You,

The Joyful Socks Mom 

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