I used to think it was a girl thing....however I don't think comparison is gender specific. We ALL compare ourselves to others! This quote came over me yesterday when I was out for my weekend long run. I got a mile into the run and felt horrible. Thoughts of "You should be doing better" and "______ can run until the end so you should too" continued to steal the joy out of my run. So at about 1.5 miles I started to walk. I power walked all through my sleepy ocean town! Down every side street that ended at the ocean and powered back up the hills leading back to the road. I LOVED it! I let go of what this pregnancy SHOULD be and I just let God fill me with JOY! It wasn't the run I had planned but it was exactly what I needed!
What about you??? What comparisons have you let in to steal your joy? Did you finish a race only to compare your time with another? Motivation is one thing but find the joy in YOUR journey!!! Don't let comparison take it away!!!