"I wish I could live my life like hers."
Or him. Or theirs.
Seberapa sering kah kita berpikir hal yang sama? Saya adalah salah satunya.
Membandingkan keadaan yang terjadi pada diri kita dengan orang lain, adalah sesuatu yang menarik bagi saya. Kadang membuat kita seperti kecanduan,…
"I left a management position with a monthly 8 digit salary (Indonesian Rupiah), an entire office, and several employees I was in charge of. I quit my job because I missed my family. My wife passed away 5 years ago while I was thousands of miles away. She collapsed and died suddenly and I was not by her side. It crushed my heart. She was a very beautiful woman and she was my high school sweetheart. Last year, my youngest son threatened to kill himself. He was angry at me because i never stopped working and we didn’t get to see each other enough. I went out of town a lot for work, sometimes for month-long stretched. I know he’s probably just trying to get my attention but i can’t ignore it. I mean, I love my job, but i didn’t enjoy my work anymore. My work kept me away from what was truly important in my life; family. I eventually gave up my job and started a different career path. It was hard but I think it’s worth it."
Agus, a taxi driver and a former journalist.
Immanuel Church Jakarta Indonesia
Saat semua orang meliburkan diri di hari Minggu, termasuk supir saya. Inilah saat dimana kemandirian saya di uji. Maksudnya, di hari libur dimana setiap orang menghabiskan waktu untuk menikmati hari santai, saya masih harus bekerja. Nah… Artinya saya harus nyetir mobil sendiri dong.. L…
Enjoying Who God Created You to Be
by Joyce Meyer
Start believing today that you are a rare, one-of-a-kind, valuable and precious woman. To help you learn how to be successful at being yourself, I want to give you some easy-to-follow suggestions:
Speak good things about yourself. Declare what God’s Word says about you. For example, say to yourself, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ. I am made acceptable in the Beloved. God formed me with His own hand, He loves me, and God doesn’t make mistakes.”
Avoid comparing yourself with other women. God must love variety, or all of us wouldn’t look so different. He has created each of us differently right down to our fingertips. We can look to certain people as good examples to follow, but even then, good traits if duplicated will manifest differently through our individual personalities.
Focus on your potential instead of your limitations. Refuse to concentrate on your weaknesses except in an effort to turn them into strengths. Keep your flaws in perspective. People with a high level of confidence have just as many weaknesses as those without confidence, but they focus on their strengths instead of their weaknesses.
Learn to cope with criticism. If you dare to be different, you’ll have to expect some criticism. Going along with the crowd when you know in your heart that God is leading you in a different direction is one of the reasons women don’t succeed at being themselves. You won’t be comfortable in your own skin if you go against your own convictions.
You are a woman who is perfected and complete in Him. When you start to believe that, you will no longer feel that you are lacking anything or that there is anything wrong with you.
Remember this: God will never anoint you to be anyone other than yourself. Let now be your time to go forward and be set free from the torments of comparing yourself with others and trying to be someone you’re not. God is proud of who He made you to be!