May 25, 2013


Hello friend.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend in this beautiful sunshine. :)
This morning I woke up with a word echoing on my heart.
I think as humans we all fall into this pattern of comparing to others, and ladies, I think we do it more often. It’s so easy to look at the woman across the room, across social media, across the classroom, across the playground at the park, thinking: “I should be more like her.” or "she's got it all"
We compare clothes, talents, our current stage in life, how many friends we have on Facebook. We crave validation and surely if we can be like the people we admire then we will have it all.
Yet God doesn’t compare you to anyone else.
 Not that friend whose house looks like a feature in Better Homes & Gardens magazine.
Not the woman at the friend get-together who knows how to make everyone laugh at just the right moment.
Not even someone who seems to have a direct line to Jesus while you feel like you’re dialing the wrong number.
 Not to any of those—or any other woman who has ever been or ever will be.
When you gave your life to Jesus you became a “new creation.”
Listen closely: it doesn’t say “a new human being.” A new creation.
In other words, God made you into something the world has never seen before and never will again.
I think it’s important enough to say this to you because women struggle so much with comparison:
You are a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, a custom design, a work of art.
And when there is only one of something, it’s impossible to compare it.
That means since there’s only one of you, you can’t be compared either.
When God looks at you, He sees His handiwork and the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. That’s it. The only standard He ever asked you to meet is the one Jesus met in your place.
So you are free from being compared.
What do you do instead?
Be the you He has created, called, and redeemed you to be.
Develop your strengths. Discover your gifts. Do whatever you can to serve those around you with what you have. Display His glory by living fully alive, by beautifully reflecting the part of His image He has crafted into you.
Give yourself permission to stop comparing. Instead, start celebrating who you are and the God who made you that way :) Then let your heart feel His response…and His incomparable joy.
XOXO, Kess


  1. love this. reminds me of one of my favorite quotes "it's better to be a first rate version of yourself than a second rate version of someone else."
    this was just what i needed to hear today, so thank you. :)

  2. Kira that makes my heart happy that you needed this! You are such a sweet girl and an amazing amazing mommy to your little one♥ She is so fortunate to have you, as is everyone put in your life! Move back to Boise! :)