Day 10 Planted, Rooted and Grounded
Many days I've felt like comparing my life to other Christians, comparing my walk to others... I've found myself looking at social media, comparing my downfalls to others highlight reels. It seems silly but this is the reality of the world we live in. See I met Jesus so he quickly reminds me to look at him and not the world but what about those that don't know him?
My heart bleeds for teenagers growing up in an Instagram world where everybody's life is made perfect by a filter. Life was hard as a teenager ten years ago so I can't imagine the pressure they must feel to fit in. Sadly I meet adults who constantly conpare their lives to others as well and I just want to say that's a picture! When I post a cute picture it's because I'm leaving my house to face the world. Most days my hair is tied down, I'm in sweats and I rarely leave my front step. Selfie Sunday's I put on my best for Jesus to go to church at cry off my makeup. The world we live in has become fixated on perfection and nobody but Jesus is perfect. Whenever I feel that old sting of I'm not good enough rise up I'm learning to recite Psalm 1:1-3 NIV
 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,  but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.  That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither---whatever they do prospers.
I'm like lord make me like that tree! Help me to not be swayed by this world or their opinions of me. Help me to focus on you, not my flaws and short comings. Lord make me like that tree on days when I don't feel pretty or good enough. Lord make me like that tree when I don't feel smart or capable enough and lord help me to realize that you are all that I need when I'm trying to fill voids. I'm learning to be content and I just want to be strong like that tree - CDJ