Friday, October 12, 2012

Race #FMF post

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When I saw that the word was race, I immediately thought of comparison, not competition.
I compare myself to people in my profession and bloggers. I saw a quote recently

Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle. Jon Acuff

Was this a sign? To keep going? I still don't know, but I do know that I shouldn't compare myself to others. Life is NOT a race or competition.

So I need to stop comparing my son to other kids his age. Life is not a race.
I need to stop comparing my role as a mom to other moms. Life is not a race.
I need to stop comparing where I am spiritually with other believers. Life is not a race.
I need to appreciate where I am in. Right here. Right now and savor the beauty that is in front of me.
Be blessed:)

Five Minute Friday

9 comments:

  1. Great quote, as a blogger, mom and believer I will have to remember that.
    Happy, blessed weekend!

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    1. So true! This quote is great in all areas of life. Thank you for stopping by and be blessed:)

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  2. Oh it's so hard, but so rewarding.
    I'm with you...we've all been made uniquely for a purpose. There is essentially no one to compare ourselves to, as there's no one like us!

    Yes, let's savor long what this time here holds.

    (praying for your son, friend!)

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    1. Thank you for praying and for stopping by. Yes, we all have a unique purpose! Thank you for that and be blessed:)

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  3. The best thing I ever did for myself as a mother and wife was to cancel my subscriptions to any magazine and turn off the TV. You will still have those "moments" but they are far more reasonable when you turn off the noise that feeds them. And THIS here....the encouragement offered to each of us by the Spirit of Christ in each of us...is often where it begins. Great post!

    Lorretta at Dancing on the Dash
    www.dancingonthedash@wordpress.com

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  4. I can't believe I missed this! You are so wise Jen. Life IS NOT a race. This is something we need to remember when the temptation is to be first, best, or at least better than the person sitting next to us. I'm writing this down today. Have a wonderful weekend. Hope to see you next week:)

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    1. Glad you came by and hope to attend next week! Be blessed:)

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