Hello my beautiful friends!
How do you feel when you continuously scroll down on Instagram or whatever social media platform you tend to use the most? Does it make you feel inspired or defeated?
It’s very common for us to find ourselves comparing our lives to either those around us or even the people we follow through social media. Why do we do this if all we see is what they post?
Let’s be honest, more often then not, we’ll only see the good instead of the struggles of their reality. I’m not saying that there aren’t people who are open to sharing what they’re currently battling because i’m often inspired by a few people I personally follow whom are extremely successful in what they do yet they share their struggles as well as inviting their community of followers whom may relate to be vulnerable as well.
I recently found myself scrolling down my Instagram more often than usual and I noticed my stress level went up followed by binge eating and unnecesary money spending habits I tend to run to when I’m feeling stressed. I confess to you that I felt jealous of people i’ve never encountered and some that I have whom are also in the barbering career. I was jealous of their success and how they seem to have more fire within them than I have. They seem more talented and known by thousands of people whom follow them yet, I too love my career as a barber and I do have passion for what I do and my clients have been extremely faithful along this journey of my career.
And here I am feeling less than and not good enough.
My friends, social media can become a comparison trap for us if we aren’t careful. The number of followers or views in our stories shouldn’t define our worth. Find YOUR passion and enjoy living it without letting it define you. Learn to be present in the making of it over being “perfect” in whatever that may be. Show it off on your social media platforms as you seek to inspire others and be real if that’s what you choose to do.
Your vibe attracts your tribe…
If you want real authentic friends/followers, be a real and authentic self.
It is so easy to fall into the lie that if we do what everyone else is doing then we’ll be happy. Happiness doesn’t come from what everyone else is doing. God alone gives us peace and fulfillment. He alone reminds us we are worthy. And He will always be with us, wherever we go. Our creator knows why He has us living on this Earth right now. Your life has a purpose my friend.
Have you not known? have you not heard? The ever lasting God, the Creator of the ends of the Earth. He does not faint or grow weary;His understanding is un searchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength…… For I, the Lord your God, holds your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” ~Isaiah 40:28-29, 41:13
You may be feeling defeated right now or confused about life in general, but God already knows your heart and what you need. He invites us to speak with Him and ask for His strength and wisdom.
Lord, I thank you for constantly loving me despite of my stubbornness. Thank you for always reminding me that in You alone I find my worth. Father, forgive me for trying to get ahead of You and wanting to take control over my own life. I pray to live the life that You have called me to live for your glory and not my own. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen
Trust God, and Do Good 🙂