A Reading and A Note

Galations 6:4-10 
 4-5Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
 6Be very sure now, you who have been trained to a self-sufficient maturity, that you enter into a generous common life with those who have trained you, sharing all the good things that you have and experience.
 7-8Don't be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he'll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God's Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.
 9-10So let's not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don't give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.
A very good reminder for this time of life.
Notes to self: 
  • Quit comparing yourself to other people. You are you, no one else, so the comparisons don't really count for anything anyway. 
  • Do your best. Always.
  • Share.
  • If you want good things -- love, happiness, joy -- then you have to plant those things first. You can't harvest a crop you didn't grow.
  • Everyone deserves good from you. You don't have the privilege of deciding who is worthy and who isn't. They are all worthy of your best, your kindness, and your understanding.
  • Quit trying so hard to impress other people or figure out why they have the things you don't or noticing when you do something better than someone else. None of that matters. Do your own best. End of story.
  • Oh, and your best counts. Don't think that because someone else is less than impressed by you that you are diminished somehow. That's their own prerogative, and has nothing to do with your worth. You are already worth it. Everything else builds from that rather than up to it. 

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!

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