"The Peeping Sister"

 The Peeping Sister
 
Has there ever been a time in your life where you peeped over the fence and compared yourself to another woman. I’m not talking about comparison from a physically outward viewpoint, but from a purpose/calling viewpoint.
OK…..maybe it’s just me who has been a “peeping sister” LOL!
There have been times where I second guessed my purpose or questioned why my purpose or calling is not “out front.” In having been in that space I also realized it is easy for “the green eye” to creep in, and instead of focusing on what God has me doing I was trying to figure out how to get “the shine” of the woman I was “peeping” at.
You see, from the outside the woman I was “peeping” at looks as if she has it all together, and in my mind it’s being replayed over and over again all the test and trials I have endured and “the shine” I see on her (or I think I see) has me questioning where is my shine. But in reality, what God was trying to show me I just was not catching on to it.
One day as I was envisioning my “peeping,” God spoke to me so clearly. “While you have “the green eye” towards the other woman’s “shine” you are minimizing the behind the scene SHINE I have given you.” “The shine” of the other woman is not a God given purpose given by me but a self-purpose she intended to use and display only for “the shine.””  I must be honest, at first those words did not register and I initially did not fully grasp the intensity of God’s words. The enemy wanted me to continue “peeping” to distract me from not only accepting God’s purpose for my life but wanting me to believe my behind the scene purpose was not good enough for God’s SHINE, nor was it important or fulfilling.
Had I not accepted the voice of God over the enemy, the Pearls to Ponder blog that you are reading would not have come to fruition. You see there were times where I believed my behind the scene purpose was not good enough and I always questioned am I “doing” enough. The Lord’s voice always reminds me, “every test and trial whether self-inflicted or allowed by me, was necessary because I created you to SHINE behind the scene.”
So, having been a “peeper” I say, be aware of “peeping” over the fence and acquiring “the green eye,” but give thanks for every test and trial because those same test and trails are my foundation that is allowing me to be equipped to SHINE in God’s purpose.
 
PearlstoPonder: Don’t allow “peeping” to steal your SHINE!
 
Luke 12:48b Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.
 

Comments:

Posted by ELLA BROWN on April 10, 2019
Yes have doubted and peeped but I try very hard to focus on my gift thank you I'm glad I'm not by myself that makes me fell better
Posted by Cris Mitchell on April 6, 2019
I was once a notorious peeper. The Holy Spirit revealed to me that I was so busy peeping that I could not enjoy the gifts with which had been endowed. I learned to stand in the gap, to support those whose calling is different than mine.
Posted by Erica Christian on April 5, 2019
Thanks for walking in your call...continue to stay on the wall and allow God to use you...(KINGDOM).🙌🏽.🙏🏽
Posted by Erica Christian on April 5, 2019
To Whom much is given,much is required...Stay on the wall...This is great!!!!
Posted by ARLETTA UNDERWOOD on April 5, 2019
This I powerful!! I think everyone has time when they think the grass is greener. Especially with the emerge of social media it looks like everybody is doing better than I am. Thank you my friend for reminding me of God's plan.
Posted by Cynthia Augustus on April 4, 2019
Yes I've peeped but I thank God that I know who I am now. Thank you so much Cynthia for your stories they are such a blessing.
Posted by Ideria Bryant on April 3, 2019
That really Blessed me..if many are transparent I think we all visualize oursleves in someone elses shoes. We all must remember "We are Unique and Wonderfully Made" God has his Purpose for you Sister Jennings and you are walking in it! Thank you!
Posted by Ideria Bryant on April 3, 2019
That really Blessed me..if many are transparent I think we all visualize oursleves in someone elses shoes. We all must remember "We are Unique and Wonderfully Made" God has his Purpose for you Sister Jennings and you are walking in it! Thank you!
Posted by sylvia shelby on April 3, 2019
Thank you for reminding us that we all individual SHINE.
Posted by Lillie Miller on April 3, 2019
Your PearlstoPonder are giving PearlsofNavigation….every once in awhile we all become lost in our way and the PealstoPonder will serve as our GPS. Lets continue to remember what God has for each of us is MORE THAN SUFFICIENT. :)
Posted by Momrunner11 on April 3, 2019
Thanks for this.
Posted by Karyn Williams on April 3, 2019
Once again your PearlToPonder is a PearlOfWisdom. It’s so easy to get distracted by another woman’s SHINE without realizing God is already SHINING in your own life. May He continue to SHINE in your ministry!
Posted by Cheryl on April 3, 2019
Love stories this is really helping me with spiritual walk thank you
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