Have you ever heard the quote “Comparison is the thief of joy”? I have definitely found this to be true in my own life. The grip of comparison will cause you to question everything and not accomplish anything. Comparison will make you think that you’re not qualified or good enough to fulfill your purpose which is an open door for feeling worthless. When it comes to purpose, you have to focus on walking in YOUR purpose. God has given a unique assignment to YOU and He desires for YOU to fulfill it!
I believe that most women have moments where they compare themselves but when comparison is the lens through which you live each day, that’s what I want to help you conquer!
Be confident in who you are and what you carry
One of the things that I love so much about the Lord is that He never has doubts about me. And the same goes for you. We doubt ourselves. We question our abilities. We waiver in what we know we’re supposed to be doing. Jeremiah 1:5 says that God knew you before you were in your mother’s womb and Psalm 139:16 says that He laid out all of your days before there was even one day. I hope that these scriptures encourage you to embrace the fact that there truly is no one like you and God has set a purpose for your life that is unique to who you are in Him. Ask Holy Spirit to help you stop questioning yourself and to give you the confidence and boldness that you need moving forward.
Limit time on social media
Social media plays a significant role in how people connect and live. For some, social media is a major part of their day-to-day while for others, it is something that they give very little time and attention to. As you are pursuing your purpose, it’s important that you keep in check the amount of time you spend on social media and even how your relationship with social media. There is a lot of opinions and influence on these platforms and you have to guard your mind and heart so that you do not get caught up in what people think versus the truth of God’s Word. You also want to check your perspective to make sure social media is a tool versus a controller in your life.
Do one thing every day towards your purpose
Not too long ago, I realized that I was dealing with so much anxiety because I was putting way too much pressure on myself. I saw what others were accomplishing and I thought I needed to keep up with their pace. To be honest, this was not anything new for me but I knew that something had to change. I was more focused on always working and not enough on if what I was doing was actually moving me forward in my purpose. I had to take a step back and pivot in a different direction. Now I give myself grace and have a goal of completing no more than two-three things each day for my ministry and business. I encourage you to do just one thing each day towards your purpose. Too many times, we make the mistake as I did of overworking ourselves, and let me tell you, you don’t get brownie points with God by doing that. Focus each day on one thing and ask Holy Spirit to flow through you as you do it. As God blesses the works of your hands and gives you more responsibility, you can then add to your daily list. However, the most important thing is that in all that you do, work as unto the Lord!
Whatever work you do, do it with all your heart. Do it for the Lord and not for men.