To Complete or Compete


The radio station I listen to has a wonderful daily message from the Proverbs 31 ministries. If you have never heard of them, I urge you to stop by their website and check out their daily blog entries!

As I was listening to the radio the other day I heard these wonderful words, and it made me realize how much more competition there is, than completion. 

As women, it is our responsibility to each other to build each other up. There are so many other factors in this world that bring one another down. I think many of you can relate. As in, think of the movie Mean Girls. Ughh it brings back less than delightful memories from the good old high school days.

I hope this message brings light to you today, I know it did for me.

Have you ever wondered why you’re the way you are, or why you do things the way you do? 
From the time I was in Jr. High, I didn't really like who I was. 
I compared myself to girls around me and tried to figure out who people liked most, 
so I could be like them. It was exhausting!
Comparison is our worst enemy because it leaves us confused and discontent. 
My friend summed it well one day while we were talking about comparison. She said, 
When I compare myself with someone else, I can never measure up because I’m comparing my insides with their outsides.
Comparison becomes a competition but no one wins! 
God never intended for women to compete with each other; He wants us to complete each other. 
We need to encourage each other’s strengths and be who God created us to be.


  1. K-LOVE? I heard that the other day as well and I love it! So encouraging!

  2. oh how true this is! Goodness why do we make it so hard?!

  3. Gorgeous! I love Proverbs 31 ministries, they are so inspiring. I never liked the whole competition comparison thing. I am me, flawed imperfect little ole me, and that's just the way God wanted me to be.