Don’t Be Distracted

October 19, 2013

in the generous life

When you are blogger, there are the inevitable comparisons.  So-and-so has more Facebooks likes. That new blog gets more traffic. Suzy has an amazing Pinterest board and Josephine has weekly podcasts.

It can be truly intimidating unless you understand …

you are needed as an individual and you have a voice and a place that no one else has.

The same can be said for being a woman, a wife, a mom or a [name your role].

Janet cans all her garden produce and the gal down the street homeschools all 6 of her children. Your best friend just got new living room furniture and the gal at church recently ran a marathon (in record time).

Please understand …

you are needed as an individual and you have a voice and a place that no one else has.

We can learn from others and truly appreciate the good that comes their way (they are pretty special too!), but always tune into God and His perfect plan for you.

You have great worth and a place or influence in the lives of the people around you (and they need you). Don’t let what others do distract you from what you are already doing as an amazing woman.

When the Lord makes it clear you’re to follow Him in this new direction, focus fully on Him and refuse to be distracted by comparisons with others.  Charles R. Swindoll


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Lori October 19, 2013 at 4:43 am

Thank you for this today! I am a full-time teacher of preschoolers with special needs. I have a 4 and a 1 1/2 year old at home and my husband works 2 jobs. I often feel overwhelmed because my house isn’t as clean as my friends’ and I don’t get out for play dates, I haven’t gotten all the thank you notes out from the birthday party, my meals aren’t all planned out (or extremely healthy) … I could go on and on. But I know that I am doing what I’m supposed to be doing and all the stuff will get done- and we’re happy!


Lori - The Generous Wife October 19, 2013 at 10:56 am

Lori, bless you for all you do. What a great job ~ loving on your family and the many kids you serve.


Anne October 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Amen & amen, and again I say AMEN!
Thanks Lori, I’ve been blessed by your writings for years and you are one of my top sources of daily, godly, challenging inspiration. (No matter what the other bloggers are doing


Meadow October 21, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Such a good reminder! Thank you.


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