On my heart and mind this weekend is this idea of pedestals. After reading Joy's post, a phone call from a friend a week ago and other comments - it seems that this is something on several minds and hearts at the moment.
Ladies, are we putting one another that we read about through our blogs up on pedestals? Are we looking at one another and noticing that she has a beautifully decorated home, well planned events, is a great cook, has well behaved children or a thoughtful husband and feeling like we don't have those things?
God has uniquely gifted us - He has made us in HIS image! He looked at His creation and said it was good. When we wish we were like someone else or had different gifts or talents, is that honoring the way He created us?
I like to picture each of us as a puzzle piece that God gave a specific shape and purpose - we fit together to make a beautiful picture as a whole - but if we decide we want to be a different piece, the picture won't end up beautiful.
There are many wonderful things we can learn from one another, ideas we can share, encouragement and friendship. This is wonderful and is really why I love blogging!
We must make sure that our measuring stick is God and His Word. When we read other blogs and begin to feel discontent with who we are or what God has blessed us with - we must return to His Word. When we read an idea or thought we love - let's take it to God and measure it against His Word and make sure it is His will for us, for our home, for our family, for our situation!
Let's save those pedestals for elevating His Word, the light of His truth and the glory of His name to those around us!