I have a friend; she’s actually my best friend. We’ve grown up together and have been there for one another through some of the darkest times and experiences in our lives. She is completely dependable and I can trust her with certain thoughts and emotions that I would not typically desire others to know about. She is my soul sister for life!
Now that she and I are in our late twenties our relationship has evolved into a really deep connection that people admire from afar. I can see how God has taken her from a shy little girl and transformed her into a strong beautiful woman. I believe she has the full package! She loves God with all her heart, she’s beautiful inside and out and gifted in so many areas that she hasn’t fully recognized yet. When I look at her I can see her greatness clear as day and I often wonder why she cannot.
Even though she has blossomed into a gorgeous rose in my eyes, she still shares with me the battles and insecurities she struggles with internally. Every time we have one of our deep candid conversations about where we are in life the good, the bad and the ugly, I’m still so surprised when she reveals the weaknesses within herself that I know she has mastered already. Listen, I have seen this girl face all kinds of rejection for her faith in God, resist the pressures of yielding to lust as she waits on God to send her husband and all kinds of stuff that she should really be proud of. To me, her strength is everything I want to have. I glean from her!
As she shares with me some of her emotional setbacks I just sit back and marvel, “Like really?” I ask her, “Have you looked at your entire life lately – like the big picture, girl?” She has broken barriers in corporate America, by rising to a management position a year after starting at the age of 24. She has big dreams to help people navigate to their destiny and I can see how God is shaping her into the messenger for that. I just don’t get why she still convinces herself that she’s weak, insecure and can’t break through the next stages of challenges she will face in the same way she has torn down the last 6-10 barriers in her life.
I have come to the revelation that my friend has one giant in her mind that keeps bringing her down. This giant keeps her from seeing just how far she has come and all that God has rewarded her with. This giant lies to her often and tells her that she is still dealing with issues that she is DONE with. And as her friend, I should know that she’s done with them because I was there. I’ve seen her stand through test and trials and defeat the enemy with her faith. She’s so brave and courageous to me. But I see this giant torment her time after time and it literally tries to get her off focus from the things that she KNOWS she has been created by God to do.
Her giant is called comparison.
Like I told you before, my friend has it all and I admire all that God has created her to be. But comparison is that weak point in her soul that often causes her to question who she is and what she has.
As I was praying for my sister this morning God showed me 3 doors that she must close in her soul that are continuing to allow the giant of comparison to storm into her mind and demand attention.
The Three Doors Are:
Door # 1: Impatience with self
Door # 2: Concerning self with people’s opinions from the outside
Door #3: A lack of trust in the God within you
It is possible to slay this giant of comparison and to know who you are in God and live like it! In our next conversation, I will go deeper into these areas and show you how you can close these same doors in your soul and finally be loose and free from your giant of comparison.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of “My Friend’s Giant”
Talk to you soon!