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Just Between Us: The Comparison Trap

Jill Briscoe

Just Between Us: The Comparison Trap

Jill Briscoe

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Statistics have shown that most women are discouraged or dealing with depression and in need of resources to help them in developing their leadership skills. This series features the top 10 themes from Just Between Us--a magazine that speaks directly to the current issues that women face--especially those in ministry.

- Publisher A Note from Jill Briscoe Dear Friends, "Oh, Lord," I breathed as I sat on the platform at a meeting. "Look at that chic speaker three chairs down. Why did I wear beige? They won't be able to see me against the curtains!" I've always struggled with comparisons. I had a sister I adored and I wanted to be just like her. I had a friend with cute freckles on her nose and I wanted freckles too. I played tournament tennis and I wanted to perfect my backhand and make it look just like my Wimbledon idol. It didn't help when I became a Christian either. In fact it grew worse. I looked around at the new friends I had made and found an inordinate desire to walk like them, talk like them, witness like them, pray like them, and know the Bible like them. It was a trap and --a comparison trap and --and this little church mouse was caught securely in it. Half of the problem was my own insecurity. Another piece of my problem was a sincere desire to be the very best for God, and when I saw someone doing that, I tried to copy her. Comparisons usually lead to copying and that is not all bad if you copy the principles and not the particulars. You can't copy spiritual gifts, however, even if you have gifts in the same area. God has made us uniquely and intends for each of us to be ourselves. Escaping the comparison trap is a question of being sure of your own identity. The most freeing thought for me has been, "If I were them, who'd be me?" Why would God make me one of a kind if He wanted me to try being a clone? Over the years, I've noted that the worst group for falling into the comparison trap is ministry wives who find themselves following a perfect predecessor. No matter what, just smile and insist on being you! Hopefully those of you who battle with comparison will find the chapters in this book full of helpful hints and practical ways to escape it! In His Love, Jill Briscoe For more information about Just Between Us resources, visit this page .

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About "Just Between Us: The Comparison Trap"

Statistics have shown that most women are discouraged or dealing with depression and in need of resources to help them in developing their leadership skills. This series features the top 10 themes from Just Between Us--a magazine that speaks directly to the current issues that women face--especially those in ministry.
- Publisher

A Note from Jill Briscoe Dear Friends, "Oh, Lord," I breathed as I sat on the platform at a meeting. "Look at that chic speaker three chairs down. Why did I wear beige? They won't be able to see me against the curtains!" I've always struggled with comparisons. I had a sister I adored and I wanted to be just like her. I had a friend with cute freckles on her nose and I wanted freckles too. I played tournament tennis and I wanted to perfect my backhand and make it look just like my Wimbledon idol. It didn't help when I became a Christian either. In fact it grew worse. I looked around at the new friends I had made and found an inordinate desire to walk like them, talk like them, witness like them, pray like them, and know the Bible like them. It was a trap and --a comparison trap and --and this little church mouse was caught securely in it. Half of the problem was my own insecurity. Another piece of my problem was a sincere desire to be the very best for God, and when I saw someone doing that, I tried to copy her. Comparisons usually lead to copying and that is not all bad if you copy the principles and not the particulars. You can't copy spiritual gifts, however, even if you have gifts in the same area. God has made us uniquely and intends for each of us to be ourselves. Escaping the comparison trap is a question of being sure of your own identity. The most freeing thought for me has been, "If I were them, who'd be me?" Why would God make me one of a kind if He wanted me to try being a clone? Over the years, I've noted that the worst group for falling into the comparison trap is ministry wives who find themselves following a perfect predecessor. No matter what, just smile and insist on being you! Hopefully those of you who battle with comparison will find the chapters in this book full of helpful hints and practical ways to escape it! In His Love, Jill Briscoe For more information about Just Between Us resources, visit this page .
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Jill Briscoe

Jill Briscoe and her husband Stuart have worked together for over 40 years, and have three grown children and 13 grandchildren. A native of Liverpool, Jill is a prolific writer and author of The Deep Place where Nobody Goes, God's Front Door, Prayer that Works and Faith that Works and many other books. Jill serves on the board of directors of World Relief and of Christianity Today, and is a popular speaker at key Christian events around the world. Jill and Stuart live in Milawukee, Wisconsin. - Publisher.

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  • Catalogue Code 202287
  • Product Code 0781439507
  • EAN 9780781439503
  • Pages 65
  • Department General Books
  • Category Women
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher David C Cook
  • Publication Date Sep 2003
  • Dimensions 175 x 108 x 5 mm
  • Weight 0.068kg

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