Monday, February 7, 2011
Responsibility and Comparison
Ridge Church started a new series last week titled Taking Responsibility for Your Life. Listen to it here. I've enjoyed it immensely. It's extremely applicable and something I've really been able to relate to. Last week was mostly about what it means to take responsibility for your life, as well as the way we blame others for our mistakes, and how we, as Christians, should set a good example. It was titled Let the Blame Begin and touched heavily on how we blame others for the choices we make.
This week's was very much about comparison and making excuses for the choices we have made and continue to make. It is titled The Disproportionate Life. Andy spoke on Galatians 6:3-9. Verse 9 says this:
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
I want to continuously remember this as I raise my child. It may be hard to discipline him now, but it will be worth it in the end. We "reap what we sow" and whether we sow good seeds or bad, the result is always later and greater, as Andy says in the message.
I follow a blog by Tasha Via. She made some very poignant remarks about comparison and the games women often play. Check out parts 1 and 2 on a talk she gave to a group of women recently. She wrote about these last week and I was amazed at how nicely it tied in with yesterday's sermon at church. God is so cool like that!
Don’t compare yourself with others. (Galatians 6:4b)