This goes with criticizing others paths that they take in life that I wrote on before. Comparing ourselves to others is also something that can be dangerous for our well being and can distract us from God. I spoke to someone who told me their family member is very successful and they will never catch up to them. The fact that they knew they would never catch up really bothered them. I’ve been there as well. I have a friend who didn’t go through the trials I had in life and her life looks relatively easy. I remember being mad at God for making my life the way it is and not like my friend’s life. I realized later with myself and with that person who feels like they will never measure up to their family member that my journey in life isn’t the other person’s journey in life. God had me going through the trials in my life to help others who are going through the same trials to find peace. And as for the person who compares themselves to that family member, they have actually been a trailblazer in different realms of their life and has been a huge encouragement to me. Also, making your life like someone else’s life distracts you from the life God has planned for you specifically. And God definitely wants your undivided attention! And His opinion about your life is the only opinion that truly matters. 😉 Rest in the fact that your life works in the grand plan God is working out for all of those who He loves! And I sincerely believe when I see Christ beyond here it will all make sense.
I’ve been thinking a lot about choices in life that people make that others for one reason or another don’t agree with. From the single person who doesn’t want to be married, to the couple who decides to not have children, to a young woman whose main desire is to be a wife and mother, to that guy who names his dog a number (LOL!), and the girl who names her bird after Spanish colors (that would be me). I’m not being so serious about the last two of course. I’ve heard criticism for just about any lifestyle, actually. But you know, it takes all kinds of people to make this world work and progress. People like the Apostle Paul spread God’s Word to a vast part of the world, Oprah known for her philanthropy, and Our dear Lord and Savior took away the sins of the world. People like this are needed in this world for sure. For someone to say every single person should be married or life is worth nothing may want to rethink what they say. Now, Paul, Oprah, and Jesus didn’t come into this world without mothers. So to the young woman who really wants to be a mother should aim to be one. People telling her that she should be traveling and finding herself and not to bother with marriage and family at a young age may need to back track what they say here, too. Marriage and children are a blessing from God and that should be supported no matter the age. Also, couples who decide to not have children are often viewed as selfish. But what if that couple is aware that they may not be suited for parenthood? I know of one married woman who is quite selfless and contributes to many charities and is always giving to people in need. Yet, she knows she’s not the mothering type. I mean, should she really be criticized? So, all that to say, every stage of life has an opportunity and the choices made for the good and well being of others should be praised, not criticized or pitied because it’s not “typical”. So make aims to celebrate every person who is striving to make this world a better place whether it’s traditional or novel. God has placed all kinds here for His Glory.
Hope you understand the point of the fruit bowl.
So, comments that some have made keep going to my spam folder and I didn’t realize people were commenting! I was about to give up on this getting anywhere. Thank you for your comments, they’re greatly appreciated, and I’ll be checking that folder more frequently.
I’m thankful to the One I love the most. Without whose sacrifice I wouldn’t even be here today. I wouldn’t be able to help others in need, see this wonderful and beautiful world, and to look forward to a more wonderful and beautiful life beyond this one if it weren’t for the sacrifice that was made by Him. May we never forget that there is no way we would be doing ANYTHING apart from God. He is the author and sustainer of our lives. Every fabric of it!