Hello P31 OBSer!
How are you doing? We’re so close to the end of this amazing study. Let’s hang in there and finish strong!
Have you ever just had to have something? You know, that thing “she” had?
Recently a friend of mine bought the cutest top and the minute I saw it, I knew I had to have one too. Funny thing, even though I knew it wasn’t for me, I bought it anyway. And you know what? My friend rocked that shirt. Me, not so much.
SIGH. Hard lesson learned.
I could’ve allowed this to send me spiraling into the comparison trap, but because of this Why Her? study, I’m finding I’m more equipped to notice the lies of the enemy. Just because my friend and I have the same taste doesn’t mean we’re supposed to have the same things.
Unfortunately, our sisters Rachel and Leah couldn’t escape that they were married to the same man. But I wonder how different life would’ve been for them had they chosen to encourage one another through their struggles instead of getting discouraged by what they didn’t have?
Regrettably, they chose to compete against one another. And we find in Genesis 35:16-18, their fierce competition came to an end when Rachel passed away after giving birth to her son, Benjamin. So sad!
We’ve learned some hard lessons from our friends Rachel and Leah on how comparison can be destructive to our overall wellness. Comparison brings us to a place of striving to become more like her instead of seeking to be more like Jesus ... every single time. Like Nicki Koziarz, author of Why Her?, reminds us:
"There’s an ultimate goal for each of us today: More and more like Jesus. Less and less like anyone else."
My prayer for us is that we realize our identity is found in Christ alone.
Reflect and Respond:
How will you choose to look more like Jesus today? I’m going to purposefully look for someone to bless with an extra copy of Why Her?.