If my house was a big as her's I would be happy all the time. I wish my kids would behave like his. Sometimes I wish I wore a size smaller clothing. Why can't my car be as nice as theirs?
At least my house is cleaner then hers. Good Lord look how bad her kids are. Ewww she should so loose weight. Look at that junker of a car.
We live in a world of comparing, competing and over analyzing. I feel like I worry so much about what I have or don't have that I never really enjoy anything.
Contentment is a huge issue for me, but it is something I have been working out.
Seated with Christ: Living Freely in a Culture of Comparison helps me do that.
God wants us to be at his table, but to often we want to sit else where. As the book points out there is many tables we can sit at. The good mother/wife table. The beautiful table, the money table and so on. We already have a place at God's table the books basically says all we need to do is be seated.
There is no shame there, no comparing and we are all accepted as we are. There is some really powerful, make you think messages in this book. And all of it is backed up by scripture.
Through the authors story we learn to be a different kind of Christian. One without worries or constant stress.