Ever been jealous? Or maybe just wanted to show someone up? To prove yourself better than someone else in some regard? That mindset is damaging. It’s damaging to yourself and it has potential to be damaging to others as well.
God has better for you. He wants you to be you. The you that He created you to be. And you can’t be you while focusing on being better than someone else. It will stunt you.
I saw this quote on instagram a little while ago and it really stuck with me. Here it is.
“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”
I can see this image in my head of two flowers growing next to each other. One leans over and starts hitting the other. Both flowers lose their bloom.
No petal bashing. Just bloom. God has created us all to be unique and to bloom in our own way. You will never be more beautiful than when you let yourself be you.
©2017 Lindsy Vestnes