Pain Is Not A Contest

By M-Power

Have you ever heard me say that we can always imagine something better than what we have and we can imagine something worse. I use this model as I teach about discontent and how to use it to our advantage, not to compare ourselves with others. It is not helpful when someone is trying to share their pain. “My children are driving me crazy with their arguing.”  “Well, you know April is taking her daughter to the doctor to find out why she isn’t talking yet.” “My husband is not doing anything about his mother’s interference.” “At least you have a husband.” “My boss totally raked me over the coals today at our staff meeting.” “At least you have a job that makes good money, not like some of us.” The fact is your journey through life will look completely different from someone else’s journey.  You do not share the…

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