I came across this quote and it got me thinking…
How often do you measure yourself based on the things you think are missing in your life? (For me, it’s far too often.) And how often does that measurement become a value of self-worth? (For me, it’s just about every time).
When I stop to think about it, I often measure who I am based on the things that are missing in my life. Whether it’s money, health, or otherwise, I subtract that from what could make me completely happy and confident. But how do you measure happiness or confidence? You can’t. It’s not a measurement, it’s an attitude. It’s the result of knowing who you are, being comfortable with it, and showing it off to the world.
I remember when I was younger my mom would tell me, “Erin, be thankful for what God gave you,” and my immediate response was always, “He didn’t give it to me!” I won’t pretend that I don’t often measure myself up to what I think my own shortcomings are, but after seeing this quote, it definitely opened my eyes to the fact that I do it and only I can turn that around.
So, I ask you: Who are you? not, Who are you not?