It’s no secret that women often struggle with other women. We compare ourselves, we compete against each other, but in our efforts to win the comparison game, we all come out as losers.
Big Ideas from Today’s Show
1. Focus on the character of who God is.
Amberly encouraged us to avoid getting caught up in the comparison trap and instead focus on the character of God. When we get stuck in the “if onlys” (if only I looked more like her, if only I had a bigger house, if only I had a flat tummy, etc.), it robs us of truly enjoying our lives and our relationships with other women. Instead we should focus our eyes on God who is good, who loves us, and who is the giver of amazing gifts.
2. Realize that we need each other.
We were created by God for community. When we lock arms with one another despite our differences, we can accomplish amazing things for the kingdom.
3. Practice gratitude.
Amberly reminded us that when we practice gratitude and thankfulness to God for His provision, we start to see His presence all throughout our lives.
About Our Guest Amberly Neese
Amberly Neese is a popular speaker/teacher, comedian, author, and all-around encourager dedicated to helping you become the joyful person you were created to be.
She helps people like you and your group experience the freedom found in meaningful relationships with God and others. Her bible study, “The Belonging Project: Finding Your Tribe and Learning to Thrive” was released in May 2020 by Abingdon Press. Her latest study, “Common Ground: Loving Others Despite Our Differences” and devotional “The Friendship Initiative: 31 Days of Loving and Connecting Like Jesus” are scheduled to release May 4, 2021.
She and her husband have two teenagers and live in Prescott, Arizona, where they enjoy the great outdoors, the Food Network, and all things Star Wars.
Links from today’s episode:
The Friendship Initiative: 31 Days of Loving and Connecting Like Jesus
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Common Ground Bible Study
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Better Together host Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author with a passion to help women live beautifully strong and courageous in Jesus’ name. She’s the author of multiple books and Bible studies, including Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus and Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle. Visit Barb’s online home at barbroose.com.