I don’t have much time this morning, so I’ll make this quick. (and probably be back later)
We all do it. We’re insecure about one aspect of ourselves, so we try to make up for it somewhere else. Like my friend who told me once that she knows she’s not smart, so she tries to look as good as she can to make up for it. (For me it was the opposite. I’ll never be the “hot chick” but at least I’m smart.)
What is it for you? (NYMs, please answer too!!)
Or how about with your kids? My child may be the shortest kid in kindergarten, but by goodness, I’m going to make sure he’s the best soccer player. Or, my child may not be potty-trained at 2 1/2, but she knows where Oklahoma is on the map. (ahem)
Or how about these? My kids may eat junk food, but at least they _____________. I may not stay home with my kids, but I sure do _________________. My baby is only in the 5th percentile for height and weight but she _________________.
And one dear friend just told me this week that because of her child’s physical deformity, she wants this little one to be better than other kids in other areas. She said she knows it’s wrong, but she still does it. (I would too.)
You may not feel comfortable sharing your answers in the comments, but if you don’t mind messaging me, that would be great. This issue is so big, and I know that being honest about it can be really freeing–and help other people too!
Oh, and God gave me an amazing writing idea while I was running/walking this morning. I’m awfully excited. I’ve been praying that He’ll just empty me of my own words/thoughts/agendas and fill me with exactly what He wants me to say. He’s doing it. He’s awesome.
Have a great day!!