Comparison and Joy - Brittany Comeaux
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Comparison and Joy

6:11:00 PM


Blogging is a hard industry to navigate, for many reasons. Outside of figuring out the back end business side.. the emotional ride can be a little crazy. As women in this culture, we're already prone to comparison, jealousy and low self esteem. Then when you throw yourself into a job that literally requires you to get people to "Like" you, you can end up in a breeding ground for insecurities.

As with everything else in life, there are victories and losses. There are days that I land a good contract and feel so proud of my little business. Then I get a rejection letter and feel like throwing in the towel. Plus there are so many other wonderful people who are completely rocking the job. And you sit there wondering what you're doing wrong that keeps you from getting to where they are.

It's just so easy to beat yourself up. I have found myself in a mind space like that this past week. And I've had to be very intentional about my thoughts to pull myself out of it.

I have to remind myself to be realistic; I'm one in a million girls trying to do the same thing. The odds that I will always be exactly what a company is looking for are just impossible.

Also, We are all human. Even the most beautiful successful girls have moments of insecurity, where they succumb to comparisons.

Then there is the truth. The truth I have to force myself to focus on is this. In spite of how well or bad I'm doing, this is a job. A fun and rewarding one, yes. However, my true identity comes from God. Even if I can't seem to crack the 10k mark on Instagram, I am a part of God's family. If no one ever likes another photo, I know I am the person God made me to be. And if no company ever hires me again, my real job is spreading the love of Christ.

So, here is to Reality and Truth. A truth that restores joy where Comparison has stolen it away.

"For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well."

Psalm 139:13-14

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