What are You Measuring?
I measure everything… my performance, my weight, my caloric intake, the housework I’ve done or not done, how much I’ve read, how much I’ve given, etc, etc…
Measuring isn’t all bad, but I’ve discovered that I have a tendency to measure the wrong things.
I tend to measure what I don’t have more than what I do have.
- I measure the friends I’ve lost more than the friends that I have.
- I count the mistakes I’ve made much more than the things I’ve done well.
- I measure the parties I’m not invited to more than the ones I’m a part of.
- I envy the stuff I want more than the abundance that I’m blessed with.
- I see the things I want to accomplish more than the things I’ve achieved.
Seriously, the list could go on and on.
There are elements of this tendency to measure that aren’t all bad. Part of what makes me measure also drives me to accomplish the dreams, vision and direction God has on my life. But, more often this need to measure drives me to unhealthy comparisons, unmet expectations and an attitude of entitlement.
It seems like the holidays always subliminally hold a tape measure for me. How about you?
What do you measure in an unhealthy way?