Thief is sneaky – it takes on surprising shapes and comes around when you least expect it. Thief is after only one thing…your joy. Thief has a name – it is “Comparison”.
When we are on a tough journey such as weight loss, addiction cessation, major life changes – we are often traveling alone. Others may be physically near to us – but spiritually, this is our journey to take. If you are a person of faith, such as I, you may lean on God to help you through. I believe He will do just that – however, there are some steps you must take in faith by yourself.
When we allow Comparison into our journey – we are setting ourselves up for failure. When we look at someone else who seems as though they are traveling the same path as us but at a much easier pace – we become jealous. That pushes us backwards.
When we compare our life with another’s – we lose sight of how precious and meaningful our own life is. It is ours and ours alone – no one will ever walk in your shoes or travel the paths you go down in quite the same way. You are unique. You are a treasure.
Don’t let Comparison steal that treasure or the joy you hold within your spirit.
Keep at your goals – step after step…one at a time… You will reach your goal.
Just make sure when you arrive at that place your joy is still intact.