me for as long as I’m living.
bible. That often times means using my Bible app for 5 or 10 minutes (usually just 5) while I wait for whatever it is I’m
waiting for: food to cook, a kid to bring up their laundry, everyone to get to the couch for movie night, a pot to boil, etc.
sound like they are so much closer with the other friend than they are with me. Besides, that other friend finds out
everything way before I do. Hmm, I must not be that important to her! I must be boring because her conversation with so-and-so sounds so much deeper/better/more fun than this one we are having! I give up.
friends are so perfect and rich because they NEVER have these thoughts or struggles like I do!
Oh their husbands must make $XXX,XXX for a salary.. and it goes ON AND ON AND ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.
Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when
they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God.
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.