When Jealousy Gets in the Way of Your Dreams

I grew up feeling like I was never good enough. It wasn’t something that anyone told me, I was raised in a loving, supportive family. I just knew I didn’t fit in.

I was a little bit nerdy (ok a LOT), I took my schoolwork seriously and wasn’t good at sports. I desperately wanted to be a cheerleader but I had these awful short hamstrings that prevented me from doing any sort of toe touching! Oh and I was painfully shy. A complete and total package!

In fact, just in case you don’t believe me….drink it in ladies, drink it in!

Kristin child pic

Kristin teenage pic

I spent a lot of years wishing I was something more. Wanting to have the voice of the “popular Kristin” so that I could be in the school musical. Wanting to have the athletic ability of “Holley” so I could play on the basketball team, or the beautiful, long hair of “Alanna”, instead of my rocking mullet. Can you blame me?? Did you see the picture above?!

It didn’t matter what I DID have, I wanted what someone else had because I believed it to be better…..

I am sharing the rest of this story over at the God-sized Dreams site today – I would love for you to join me there!

0 thoughts on “When Jealousy Gets in the Way of Your Dreams

  1. Elaine O'Neill

    I loved your post. We so often want what someone else has and keep thinking that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. I am in a holding zone with my mom and kids and can’t move until God resolves each situation His way. I am laying aside my dreams and I am believing that God’s timing is the best. Thanks for your encouragement.


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