Jenn and Jordan review four things we tend to do when we’re living in insecurity, caused by comparison, and how to release yourself from that trap.

Cliches about Comparison

You may have heard or seen these common saying floating around social media or other inspiring messages.

It’s not fair to compare

Comparison kills creativity

Comparison is the thief of joy

The grass is greener on the other side

While we might already know deep down that comparison isn’t helpful, we may not even realize it’s happening. 

The thing we often feel first, is insecurity. 

Insecurity causes us to take control back in unhealthy ways. Sometimes it comes out in anger, passive aggressiveness, over-explaining, trying harder to convince ourselves (and others) that we’re fine. 

But living in insecurity can be destructive, both to our close relationships and ourselves. God made each of us with a unique purpose, and spending too much time worrying about others keeps us further from living fully free in that purpose. 

 

 

Jennifer Bryant is the wife of a good man and mother of two precious kids. Her favorite things include reading, organizing, blogging, singing with her kids, laughing out loud with her husband, and making food for people. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and dreams of taking her family on marvelous adventures across the globe. In the meantime, she blogs about life and family at PracticalFamily.org, and encourages others to build practical skills for healthy communication, simple living, and discover their awesomeness. Read more here. 

Jordan Marzan is originally from West Virginia, raised in a family of nine kids, former nanny of five, and a proud home school graduate (thanks mom!). She holds a degree in public relations and works as an actress, ballroom dancer, and podcaster. Much to her delight, Tyler (i.e. “Hawaiian Man-Candy”) agreed to marry her two years ago and they now live in Hawaii. They enjoy long naps on the beach and are trying to find a hobby that somehow combines dancing and racing cars.

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