Are we chasing after someone else's dream?
"For by the Grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of themself more highly than they should think.
Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one.
We have different gifts, according to the Grace given to each of us.
°If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;
°if it is serving, then serve;
°if it is teaching, then teach;
° if it is to encourage, then give encouragement;
°if it is giving, then give generously;
°if it is to lead, do it diligently;
°if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully."
So often we spend time trying to cultivate gifts that are not ours. Wanting to be someone or something that is not within the Grace we have been blessed with. Seek out your own gifts and spread them like wildflowers in an open field. It is within those gifts that we are able to best serve others.
"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
What would your life look like if Instagram didn't exist? ... If you were to live by the Truth in your heart and chase after your God given gifts rather than someone else's social media feed? I was listening to @jordanleedooley talk about jealousy. And it resonated with me but in a different way.
Are we chasing after a life that was never meant to be ours in the first place?
We look at other women and are jealous of their gifts, of their life, of the image they put forward... but is that the life that we were born to walk? Are we chasing after someone else's dream? When you were a child, there was a seed planted within you ... and it was to blossom and grow into pure divine light. Are we so transformed by the patterns of this world that we forgot why we came here in the first place? Romans reminds us to look within to be renewed. There is perfect Will at work in your life. Renew your mind with the divine and do not get distracted by these worldly obsessions.