when i thought i was better

"There will always be someone better than you at something, and someone worse."

Do you ever go through times when you just think you're better than other people? No particular reason, just that your that much cooler, smarter, prettier, have a better relationship with God, have better fashion sense, better skills and talents and gifts, better friends, better smile, better books, better teachers, better life...?

Oh yeah. I think we're contantly slipping into that, "At least I'm doing better than that girl," or "But that's okay, because I'm cooler." I know I am. Slipping into that constantly, I mean. Not better.

How do we stop thinking and acting like this? Well, I think it's a case of two things.

1) Being taken down a level, being humbled. Can be a bit rough, maybe hurt a bit -- but at least you no longer think you're better than everyone else. A humbling experience is definitely good for us.

2) Asking God to help us. Nothing can be done without Him -- and nothing is impossible with Him.

How can we be the girlz God made us to be if we're going around thinking we're so much better than other people? You know, those people who you just don't like or maybe you're jealous of someone and try to make youself seem better than them.

Making yourself seem better than them really isn't going to help make you be the best you can be, isn't it? God's gonna help with that. I know from experience.

To me, it's kinda like surrendering; you have give it to God over and over again. Oh, wait. This is surrendering, isn't it?

So our challenge now is to surrender this to God. Be the girlz He wants us to be. Not the world. Dude, they'd never be happy.

dear Jesus,
I know that I think I'm so much better than other people.
I'm not. In your eyes, we're all equal. You love us all.
Why do I strive to be better than everyone else? I put so much time into it,
when really I should be listening to You and doing what you tell me to do.
I know it.

Galatians 3:28
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.


  1. I've been kinda struggling with something like this. Thank you! :)


  2. i used to think i was better, but i now i see i'm totally not.

    i'm working on a song about it, too =) here's the chorus:

    no more discrimination
    no more seperation
    we all have a purpose
    we all live this life
    i'm so sick of

    what do think?

    in Christ,
    anna :)

  3. Yeah me too. I agree with what you said though. I was at youth group doing worship and I was so nervous but it really IS a humbling experience when you mess up, like my best friend said one time. It keeps you from getting too cocky, and it sets your sights on Jesus. Like I totally lost my place one time and they were just singing w/out music, but it actually helped me relax. God is good!

  4. Great post as always! :) And you are totally right about not being what the world wants us to be because they would never be happy. So true! And awesome bible verse! :)

  5. hey emii, sorry to ask this of you again, but i messed up my blog super bad and i was wondering if you could fix it like you did the first time...

    anna :)

    ps - i'll email you my password and stuff!

  6. Really good post Emii! I have gone through times like those. Those 2 solutions are really good also. :)

  7. okay, i'll add you to my admin. and i got it back to where all you have to do is make it a 3 column:)

    thanks SOOO much Emii!

    in Christ,
    anna :)

  8. love your blog!
    keep up the good work!
    +Flamingo Pink+


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