Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Women... Lets Be Kind to Each Other!

Just a little thought on kindness today...

As women, we can be hard on ourselves, and flat out mean to other women. We often compare ourselves with others in ways that make us feel inadequate. I think we are all guilty of letting our jealousy and resentment fester at times. Comparing ourselves is an easy thing to do. We can easily compare physical features, marriages, friendships, families and material possessions. I think this can lead to women tearing each other down instead of building each other up. I've even witnessed women doing this very thing to strangers! Comparison and judgement is a powerful thing!

We are all made with a divine purpose. And the devil just loves it when we get stuck in the comparison trap. Theodore Roosevelt said that "comparison is the thief of joy" and I have come to believe that from past experiences. We all serve God in different ways, and it's not fair to dislike someone or feel jealous toward someone for having a different purpose and plan in life. In the long run you've not only potentially hurt someone else, you have hurt yourself too, a jealous and bitter heart is toxic.

If you are feeling this way towards someone else, pray about it and talk to a friend, it is very helpful and friends have great advice and can help you see things in a different light. Also, make an effort to be uplifting to other women, you have no idea what is really going on in their lives. You don't know what is happening behind the white picket fence. Be intentional about being kind to others women even if you think they don't deserve it. Who truly deserves anything? Try giving compliments to other women, it's always so nice to receive one. Be kind, and celebrate the successes of others. These are just little ways to start building each other up from friends to strangers. After all, aren't we called to do just that?

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing." 1Thessalonians 5:11 


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