Thursday, January 20, 2011

What Are Your Measurements?

For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 2 Corinthians 10:12

Sometimes I think we get a little lost or perhaps even discouraged. We tear ourselves down trying to compare ourselves to other women. We know everything about ourselves and we only know what "sista girl" chooses to reveal to us. Fortunately or unfortunately it's usually "made-up" to look really pretty. Let's face it we all try to only put the "good stuff" on front street. We want to put our best foot forward instead our real one. Well, that's alright and also another "story". The problem arises when we compare ourselves with ourselves instead of trying to measure up to what God wants us to be.
Let's try these measurements:
*are we where God assigned us?
*is God getting glory?
*can God approve our work?
The bottom line is this. When the good Lawd comes checking for us He's gonna wanna see that we did what He commanded of us and not the same thing "Jane Jones" did!
<"measurements" taken from The Bible Exposition Commentary: New testament>