Can we just pause and talk about WORTHINESS for a second? In a world that shouts from every angle, ‘Buy this! This will make you feel worthy and beautiful!’ or ‘Look this way and at last, you will have worth!’ it’s oh-so easy to get caught up in the compare snare that leaves your worth-tank on Empty.
I will confess, I often struggle with this issue. As a fashion blogger I’m always finding inspiration from the gagillions of other bloggers out there…but sometimes it doesn’t stop at inspiration. It slowly turns into a pity-session, compare game, and self-defeating questions creep in. Am I ‘good enough’ to be a blogger? What if my style isn’t consistent? What if my hair doesn’t look good today? What if my photos are just… off (I mean let’s face it…I’m NOT a model)? What if I thrift all my clothes so I will never be really relevant? Will I ever be as good as HER?
All of these questions eat away at my worth. They consume my mind and thus my time with fruitless negative thoughts. In 1 Peter 3:3-4 it says, ‘Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.’
Y’all, God cares about the HEART. Your heart, my heart. How is your heart today? Am I spending time adorning my insides with the IMPERISHABLE beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit? I’d say all my previous questions are like clanging loud symbols in my mind that are distracting me from what is truly important. I long to spend more time with my Savior and reflecting on the state of my heart than I do adorning my body with clothing and makeup. Those things are a blast and I enjoy them immensely! But I want my insides to be just as (or MORE) beautiful than my outsides. I want to care about what God says is ‘VERY precious’.
Do you bloggers struggle with this? How do you combat the ‘compare snare’ that fights to steal your worthiness?