Philippians 4:4-9 says, "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."
But, I'm telling you that it’s so important that we don’t get lost in our own little pity party. As girls, sometimes we like to compare ouselves to other people. We get upset that we aren’t as pretty as someone. We get upset that we do have stuff that someone else has. But, this Is so unhealthy. We are setting ourselves up for a lifetime of jealousy. It isn’t going to stop after we lose those ten pounds, get that boyfriend, or make the team. Trust me on this one. It’s a lifetime of discontentment. This discontentment leads to the feeling that we failed at something. This sense of failure ties back to our perfectionism and makes us unhappy. In the midst of all this jealousy, we cease to choose joy. Just as this joy brings us closer to our creator, the lack of joy (also known as discontentment) leads us further away from our creator.