A poem about comparison.
Deceit tells us: what they have is better than ours
So now we wrestle with discontent
Desiring something that was never our own
Blessings become blurred
When seen through the lens of another
Our sight diminishes
With each gaze and long lusting look
That will never be
Scrolling through standards not set in stone
Daydreaming of a reality
Untrue and unknown.
By Faith Olajuyigbe.
Comparison is the thief of joy...
Raise your hand if you've heard that saying and yet still find yourself comparing this, that and the other. Knowingly or unknowingly. Consciously or unconsciously. I'll be the first to raise my hand because I've been there, felt the effects and told myself to move forward. You will not be holding yourself back like that sis. Not on my watch!
Recently, I watched the video Breeny Lee made about comparison and it provoked some real thought. I started thinking how easy it is to slip into comparing yourself to others whilst looking down on what you already have. Simply because of the supposed glitz and glamour that we always see.
Yes, it's good to feed yourself with inspiration. Indeed, it can be a positive thing to have images to fuel aspirations. But, if these images leave you doubting yourself and feeling less than? Then it's time to reassess for your own good.
Dealing with the ugly side of comparison and some musings for change
Comparison is the thief of joy... because it can breed discontent.
dissatisfaction with one's circumstances; lack of contentment.
Once discontent settles, it becomes harder to acknowledge and appreciate the truth of our blessings. We begin to covet imaginations and false images of what we think we should have instead. This is the biggest scam.
Dealing with the ugly side of comparison means tackling any hidden areas of discontent in your life. It starts with acknowledging your current blessings, appreciating the present moment and having faith greater will come for you.
It's a constant process that requires renewing your mind towards who you are and what you have. And you are so blessed.
He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loves abundance with increase: this is also vanity. Ecclesiastes 5:10
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:4
I hope you've enjoyed this poem and some of my random musings. Feel free to share your thoughts and advice below! And remember - if you're satisfied with your banana, you won't covet her apple.
- Faithful xoxo
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