Last night I was at dinner sitting across from some pretty amazing women of God. I noticed their gentleness and the maturity in their speech. They exuded patience and wisdom. None of which I have very much of. As I sat there comparing myself to them, I had to ask, “How did I end up in this room?”
Do you ever find yourself in the situation when you are comparing yourself to those people you are surrounded by? I am guilty of doing it often.
Somewhere along the way, my self-confidence took a nap, went on vacation or flat out dissolved. I spent several years in circles where I was constantly comparing myself to people based on very shallow things like degrees, jobs, houses, cars, handbags and bank accounts. I found myself basing my self-worth on things that I had or did not have.
I no longer travel in those circles, and my life is much better for it, but I do still struggle with feelings of being inadequate. I often feel like I just don’t measure up.