Scroll through Your Blessings

We live in a world driven by more – more likes, more followers and more stuff. In the never-ending race to accumulate, it’s easy to fall prey to the trap of comparison. Marketers attempt to create desires and wants that consumers must satisfy with spending. Your purpose is not to copy another’s highlight reel; you were created in the image of God to tell your personal story.

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

– 1 Timothy 6:6 ESV

Your worth isn’t measured by the things you have, the metrics of social media or the size of your bank account. You are defined by the Creator who breathed life into you. He loves you unconditionally.

What if you swapped the urge to compare with thankfulness? When you focus on what you have rather than what you don’t, your eyes open to the abundance surrounding you. It’s not just a game-changer; it’s a life-changer.

The imprisoned Apostle Paul wrote about joy, peace and contentment. Among all the characters within the Bible, he understood an internal state does not have to be dictated by external circumstances.

You were made in the image of God to live your story and receive His blessings.

While scrolling through social media may be a natural pastime, exchange it with scrolling through the blessings in your life. Your family, your health, your sight, your critical thinking skills, your resolve and even the air in your lungs and your heart’s beat are gifts from God.

As you consider this exchange between these two worlds (comparison and contentment), lean into gratitude and steer clear of the comparison trap. Your life is a masterpiece in progress designed by God. Cherish each brushstroke and celebrate your unique journey.

Today’s One Thing

Jot down three things you appreciate and place your list on the bathroom mirror. These things don’t have to be monumental items, even the smallest blessings count. Look at your list every morning before you face the world and every night before you shut your eyes. This little practice will reorient your heart and mind and allow you to see God’s work and the fulfillment of 1 Timothy 6:6 in your life.

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