It is easy to get a glimpse into other people’s lives through social media and begin to feel like you do not measure up because you don’t have a specific job that you thought you should have. Maybe you thought that you should have found that special person you want to spend the rest of your life with together. Some people felt that they would have children by a specific time in their life. Other people thought they would have the luxury items of their dreams like traveling, a house, electronics, etc. Whatever you are comparing yourself to, know that the things you have gone through are necessary to meet the people you are supposed to cross paths with in life. Even if that means not getting the things you want in a specific time period.
One day I was listening to a sermon on 1 Corinthians 12. Even though the story is talking about using your gifts within God’s body, I feel like it relates to the acceptance of one’s life. Throughout the chapter it talks about different body parts being significant and all serving a purpose. It made me think about how much people compare there lives to other people. I know I an guilty of comparing myself to others. Just because you don’t have something someone else has, it doesn’t make your life any less than another persons. Your specific experiences may help someone else, allow you to learn something, or possibly be used in the future.
I know from personal experience that I thought I would be working my dream job and have children by the time I was this age. Just because none of that has happened, it doesn’t mean everything I have been through up until now is insignificant. I had to learn that my life is never going to be like someone else. I am aware that I have to work harder to stay healthy, have relationships with people, and control my negative mindset. The truth is everything that happened in the past has helped me become the person I am, whether they’re good or bad characteristics, but it also taught me different things to help me grow as a person.
I know that I have not entirely accepted my journey, but I am understanding the reasons why I do things. I do not know when I will fully get there, but in the meantime, I know I have to keep doing the things I need to do to take care of myself, and hopefully, I’ll get there.
Are you accepting your journey?