Lenten Letters: Comparing

Welcome to another week. How have things been going for you? Have you been giving some thought to the idea of what you need to give up? What do you need to release in order to continue forward in your becoming?

That’s the basis of this idea, we are continuing to share on this edition of “Becoming Today”. 

In our last Lenten Letter I shared how I am currently struggling with and desiring to give up self-criticism. As I continue in efforts to see myself freed from that dilemma, I believe part of the root of my obstacles are due to the issue I’d like to release today… comparison.

Dear Lord,

I think I’m connecting some more dots. I believe I’m starting to see more clearly where I need to refocus. I ask you today to please continue to order my steps and guide me through this process.

As you know I’ve been struggling a bit, yet I more than understand that it’s necessary to release these issues in order to regain my momentum.

I am realizing and better coming into acceptance that the genesis of my self critical nature is connected to my comparing myself to others. Or worse yet comparing myself to what I think others are saying or thinking about me.

Intellectually I know I shouldn’t be. But truthfully I am. My emotions here are ruling over my knowledge. I can sit here and type out your Word on the issue, but even though I remind myself of the truth, there is still a very real disconnect. 

Galatians 1:10 (ESV) 

“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”.

Romans 12:2 (ESV) 

“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”.

Galatians 6:4 (NLT)

Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.

Help me today O Lord to find that satisfaction, to allow the renewal of my thoughts and accept your approval. Guide me through this Lenten season, learning, growing and becoming. Help me to give up those things that hinder and to embrace those that inspire and uplift.

Thank you Lord in Jesus’s name. Amen.

Lord, I know that in asking I shall receive. I am trusting you, believing in you and remaining unconditionally faithful. Thank you again Lord,


I want to share that I feel confident in saying that I am making progress. My releasing so far has been achieving results. I’ll share some updates midweek. Remember,  as I’ve noted throughout this process, your participation is always welcomed, sincerely appreciated and truly desired.

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Think about it. Pray about it. Meditate on it. Consider it and take some time to enjoy yourself. Then decide to join us tomorrow for our next edition of “Becoming Today”. 


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