Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Word for the year 2014

My word is 'COMPARE'
I know I have compared myself to others in the past and continue to catch myself doing it still.  I'm guilty of it. And I also know that it's wrong. I could have easily picked the word contentment as these two words go hand in hand in this situation.
Try as I may, I'll see someones home while out for a drive with the fam, and I'll say "Oh! Wow I like that one" pointing in the direction my desires lay.  Then as soon as those words come out of my mouth I have to question myself. Am I liking the architecture, the use of color, the landscaping or am I coveting the home because we do not have a home currently that we call our own. I receive several emails from realtor's showing there newest listing. I will click through them observing the homes layout and if it appeals to me, I hit my fave button. This saves the home so that I can show it to my Husband, & my children, and anyone else who will look.
Exterior I Love
I think this home would be wonderful. I just love how the front door is easily visible as you drive up. Although I didn't see the interior rooms of this home, I let my imagination fill these rooms with all I love. There isn't anything wrong with looking at the home. There isn't anything wrong with my imagination laying out the interior. But if I ponder too long then I can slip into comparing myself with my current living arrangements, to how wonderful it would be to be in this home. This heart issue of comparing myself with others is what I'll be working on this year.

My chosen word "Compare" comes from a verse from the Bible. One that I was introduced to in 2013.

II Corinthians 10:12
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, 
or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: 
but they measuring themselves by themselves, 
and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

Maybe with a little more practice I can remind myself before getting discouraged, or slipping into disappointment, to be content wherever I am.

See ya
Connie
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