Friday, April 3, 2009
If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Hard
You've probably heard of or read the book, "If life were easy, it wouldn't be hard". It is an all time favorite of mine. I always learn something new in it. I totally recommend it (If anyone reads this). Okay so I work in a salon and what do you do there? We all love to gossip. Thats what you do with your clients and associates. Well, lets face it, thats what women are good at! I love reading all the "People" and "US Weekly" magazines. Oftentimes I find myself comparing myself to celebrities. Sometimes I really wish I had the kind of money they have so I could be pampered like that! But as much as I love reading those magazines, I also hate them. Not only is there a bunch of trash in there, but the comparisons we make are never fair. The truth is, when you really stop and think about it, they don't have anything because they don't have the gospel. It all comes down to that. Case #2: This morning I had zero time to get ready for work. I hurried and blowdried my hair and threw it in a pony. I walked into the salon and everyone had their hair done perfectly. Normally I would think to myself, "Man, I look like crap compared to these gorgeous girls!" How often do we find ourselves comparing our worst to someone else's best? That's not fair. But more importantly, why do we compare in the first place? It's stupid. We're all different; we're all SUPPOSED to be different. Let's just get rid of comparing altogether! "Satan tries to get us to judge, gossip, envy, resent, and punish those we could otherwise be nurturing. He is particularly fond of what could be called the Three C's: competing, comparing, and categorizing. Why do we compete with each other? If we all had the capacity to work at our peak every day to build the kingdom, which none of us have, there would still be more to do, more to accomplish, more to get done, more people to influence. Why do we not therefore cheer for each other's gifts, contributions, and sincere efforts to make a difference in the world? Why do we make comparisons that are never fair? Why do we have an insatiable urge to label and categorize everyone when no one can be defined by a one-dimensional category? We're not supposed to be alike." I'll leave it at that. This was kind of a weird post.