How fitting that the day before March begins and I work on the goals I listed here, this is what Jesus Calling by Sarah Young has to say:
STOP JUDGING AND EVALUATING YOURSELF, for this is not your role. Above all, stop comparing yourself with other people. This produces feelings of pride and inferiority; sometimes a mixture of both. I lead each of my children along a path that is uniquely tailored for him or her. Comparing is not only wrong; it is also meaningless.
Don’t look for affirmation in the wrong places: your own evaluations, or those of other people. The only source of real affirmation is My unconditional Love. Many believers perceive me as an unpleasable Judge, angrily searching out their faults and failures. Nothing could be farther from the truth! I died for your sins so that I might clothe you in My garments of salvation. This is how I see you: radiant in My robe of righteousness. When I discipline you it is never in anger or disgust; it is to prepare your for face-to-face fellowship with Me throughout all eternity. Immerse yourself in My loving Prescence. Be receptive to My affirmation, which flows continually from the throne of Grace.