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Sarah Mae has a past that would be her present if it weren’t for Jesus. A blogger, author, and co-author of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, she’s currently writing The Complicated Heart, a book for broken-hearted lovers of Jesus. Learn more at @thecomplicatedheart on Instagram or...

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  1. Hurting hearts…I think tend to hide behind the seemingly perfect. I chose that same path all too often and for too long. A friend and I recently talked….it was identified to me, this need to be like, to fit in, so…morphing into someone else, could be pride. I’m still pondering this… hurting hearts survive, I’m not sure they understand pride… but, I’m learning to be me – keeping my eyes on my Father and his Son – truly grasping that I (and all created) are beautifully created in his image. To sit in shame-to hide…is to deny that. Thank you, Sarah Mae for this beautiful post.

  2. Oh, Sarah Mae…I agree with Dana…this is AWESOME!! Recently I looked inward and realized that I was constantly comparing myself to those I perceived to be part of the “in” crowd of bloggers. It took me a bit to realize that HE created me to be ME, to blog for HIM and to tell MY story…and not to compare myself to others.

    Thank you for such an inspiring post.

    Hugs~
    Mary
    http://www.marybonner.net/

  3. this here IS A BOOK! really. refreshing. clear. powerful. seeing HIM as the perfect artist takes our eyes off of our imperfections and ONTO his power and grace.
    tahnk you. thank you. thank you.

  4. “The artist of galaxies”. Yes! So I had changed clothes and shoes twice for my shopping trip today. When I realized what I was doing I said out loud, “Who cares?”. Trying to dress for others is boring whether if is for shopping, career, ministry, motherhood, or keeping up with the Joneses. Before heading out the door I found this in my inbox. :). It’s time for a Me revolution.

  5. This is something I need reminding of daily even though from the outside, my life seems pretty “put together.” But I’m always slipping back into wrong thinking about my Father’s design when He made me. I have also found it freeing to really absorb the truth that God does not have a limited number of blessings to hand out and if we don’t happen to come up with the talent or gift or skill today (while we see someone else flourishing in said blessing) then it means we have missed out on it or God doesn’t plan to deliver it to us. Once I really understood and believed that God’s goodness and favor is boundless and there isn’t one huge storehouse of blessings that He pulls from, but rather there are individual storehouses of blessings with our names on them from which He supplies us, I was able to rejoice when I saw someone else have success in losing weight, for example. Or I could freely enjoy seeing someone else be chosen to lead the Bible study class. When I got it that a blessing arriving in someone else’s life didn’t drain away the blessings I was waiting to arrive in my life, joy and freedom to be me (and trust His schedule and plan) became effortless.

  6. Thanks Sarah Mae for the perspective. Sometimes we don’t even realize we are doing this until another sister in Christ’s words pierce our hearts. Thanks for speaking through Him. Praying His blessing on you today!

  7. I just finished the book “She’s Got Issues” by Nicole Unice and I was reminded how she said the only person you should compare yourself to is the YOU God wants you to be. Thanks for sharing today.

  8. Thank you! This post has encouraged me to look at a very specific situation in my life in a new way. Thank you for having the courage to write from so deep in your heart and to share it with us, your readers.

  9. This was an AMAZING post! God really spoke to me. Thank you for seeing Truth and expressing it in such a way that it would really speak to others. LOVED THIS!

  10. You are describing my life! Thank you, I need that reminder to love the women around me that I am so easily jealous of.

  11. Thank you for writing this. On reading your words I have had a revelation. I’ve spent all my life trying to be someone or something other than the person God created me to be. What a waste; so much wasted time trying to play the part. My heart aches. I will think on your words very carefully and thoughtfully. On reflection, I think maybe it’s because we don’t really like the person we see ourselves to be and that is not what God wants. He asks us to love His creation. I will copy this and keep it in my Bible as a reminder for myself. These lines you have written are mighty words and perhaps even life changing.
    Blessings Gail.

  12. So hard at times to stop ourselves from comparing or feeling worthless compared to another person. The answer as you say is Jesus and seeing ourselves through Jesus eyes so we can feel valued and quietly confident in who we are, that indeed we are an okay person. I think if you have suffered trauma it is even harder to feel as of worth as you percieve others to be. Only seeing ourselves through Jesus eyes can help us with this. I still have a long way to go…Thank you for your important message.

  13. Oh, how my heart needed this. I am a morpher, a hider, a chameleon. How I want to take the reigns as I begin my 30th year and live into myself – the one He intended me to be. That’s all I want my baby boy to know me as, and see me being – just me.

    Thanks for the push.

  14. At 70 years of age, it has taken a lifetime to truly find out what first-hand living is all about. Thank my precious Lord that He loves me just the way I am.

  15. Sarah Mae,

    Wow, such eloquently beautiful writing! You certainly have a way with words!!!

    I often compare myself to others & must learn that He made us individually–& for a purpose! Love looking at All His creations–sky, trees, flowers. animals! It puts my mind in awe of HiM!

  16. Thank you for this-I’m in the midst of discerning if I’m supposed to take a new direction or continue on the one I’ve been on for awhile. I want to do what God is calling me to, not what the world expects me to do. Thank you for the reminder that I need to be be, not a fan (copier) of someone else.

  17. Oh, my! Your words resonate strong. But, it is a frightening thing, to do what you tell me to do, to live my own story.
    I appreciate this post, so much! Thank you.