During my Ladie's Bible Study yesterday we were talking about putting people 'up on a pedistal'. We discussed how we look to others around us and wrongly assume that they 'have it all together'. We can even begin to look to others for the answers to life's questions. That is one difficulty I sometimes have with blogging. I find myself looking and thinking, 'wow, she does this, this, that and the other thing - her home is spotless, beautiful and orderly, her kids are lovely and always well behaved, her walk with the Lord is constant and she has an adoring husband - I want to be like her when I grow up!'.
When I start to feel that way, I know I am taking my eyes of the only true example Who will never fail me - Christ alone. I love learning so many things from the wonderful and gifted women whose blogs I so enjoy! I like having little glimpses into the daily lives of women who are journeying through the Christian life, experiencing the joys of making their homes places of beauty, coping with the ups and downs of parenting, and facing the trials and difficulies we all endure. I don't want to put my blogging friends and the crazy idea I have of their 'near perfect' lives up on a pedistal - that is where Jesus Christ alone belongs in my life! I love it when my Bible Study ladies remind me to fix my eyes on Jesus!
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.