Today has been one for the record books! The boys aren’t getting along..at ALL! I am still not feeling well. The laundry is staring at me. The dishes are in a heap. Homeschooling has been neglected. I haven’t felt well for 6 days now. I’m not sure why but, I’m hoping the doctor will give me some answers today. Shan is a wonderful help around the house. I appreciate every effort that he puts forth after he’s worked a LONG day in the office. But, there are still chores that I usually do that have been kicked to the curb the past six days.
My lovely friend Genie at The Blazi Gang was just focusing some of her blogging time on social networking. How so many put out that picture perfect life on their blog or website. Very true! You can often look at others on the web and think, “man, I wish I was like…fill in the blank.” I do love social networking so that I can stay in touch with family and friends. I am often challenged spiritually by the blogs that I read. I know that God has used many a typed word to grab my attention and to show me where sanctification needs to come in my life.
My point is that we have to remember(mainly me) that my example is Christ Jesus. I cannot try and be like an author, singer, speaker, blogger, FB star or missionary. I must strive to be like Jesus. I do love all of these people I listed..some real life friends and others on the web. If I compare myself to others they will let me down at some point or I will be frustrated with myself.(most likely the second) God made me..well..ME! I am full of flaws, scared imperfections and I have a lot of growing to do!
So, I just want to state that…I often wear pj’s all day. My kids often are running in their undies until I force them into clothes(they hate being dressed) and you will never see me with make-up on unless I am going someplace. There. Now you know.
Look up…not out. Look up…not around. Look IN the Bible. God is there and full of instructions that will only make you a better YOU all because you are trying to be more like Him!
Thanks Genie! You made my wheels turn. 🙂
Does anyone else struggle with this issue? How do you focus on Him when you look up to others? Do you ever paint a perfect picture on the web that doesn’t exist? Honesty is refreshing in the blog world….it really is! The truth can be ugly but, we are all growing and learning. I learn more often from someone being honest with their struggles than from a picture perfect life. (except for Jesus’)