We are not all the same.
That came as a shock to you didn't it? Just kidding, I know that you know this.
However, I really believe that we need to be reminded of this - often.
We are NOT all the same, so why do we feel like we have to be like everyone else. Why do we feel like we have to do things the same way others do them?
And when we do something differently, why do we feel guilty?
UGH!! Drives me crazy!
But we do it. I know I'm not alone in this, because I've talked to too many women that struggle with this.
We get caught up in the comparison trap in so many areas:
being the "best" wife
and the list goes on and on....
God created each one of us uniquely and we need to embrace that!
It's okay to just be yourself, to just be who God made you to be and to be comfortable with that.
Some of us are sweats and t-shirt kinda girls while others are business suits and high heels.
Some of us spend hours fixing our hair and makeup while others are doing good if we put our hair in a messy bun and wash our face.
Some of us drink double fermented kefir smoothies while some of us prefer a greasy pizza.
Maybe you enjoy running marathons while some of us are doing good to walk 10,000 steps a day.
Some of us homeschool, some of us don't.
It's okay!! We need to remember to keep the main thing the main thing - loving on Jesus and others. Past that it really doesn't matter.
Really, it doesn't. If we are loving Jesus and loving on others the way He called us to, the rest will take care of itself.
Yes, we can be inspired by others and learn from others, but for goodness sake, let's not believe we need to be just like others. Let's embrace the uniqueness that God wove into our very being. Let's celebrate our differences because that means we are living the way God intended us to instead of trying to fit into the mold of sameness. Don't give into the feelings of guilt for being different and don't worry about what others will think. Just be you.
And PLEASE, for the love of all that is good, do not judge someone else just because they are doing something differently than you. Different does not equal wrong.