I just KNEW that when I started going through Angie Tolpin’s online study, The Quiet Fight Among Women, that I’d be challenged in a very needed way!
I’m on Unit 3 right now (there are 8 units), The Comparison Trap.
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Her statement, “Unrighteous jealousy can be the death of a friendship. It’s a symptom of discontentment.” instantly halted me!
I reached into my memory of when this was true for me.
Instead of striving for peace, I let my perception, which turned out to be wrong, get the best of me.
“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God;
lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble,
and by this many become defiled.”
Hebrews 12:14-15 (NKJV)
Instead of seeing the blessing that the homeschool mom that knows what she’s doing when it comes to her children’s education, I see it as a threat.
She could have been the very one that I needed in my life to help me “get it together”.
I allowed my feelings of inadequacy to keep me bound to the comparison trap.
Instead of asking my friend how she keeps her home so clean, I allowed shame to well up in me because I struggled with keeping a clean home all the time.
…Another great friendship that I killed because of unrighteous jealousy.
Its past time to break the bond of the comparison trap!
I love how Angie addresses this very topic in depth, showing us Scripture and giving every day examples
of how to overcome the unrighteous jealousy and comparison trap.
Continue on with me in the online study, The Quiet Fight Between Women and learn further how we can redeem the division!
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