Finding Freedom from Comparison with Richella Parham {Podcast #538}

Do you find yourself constantly comparing yourself to the people around you?

Are you always wishing to have a more put-together life, be more in shape, or friendlier like the women you see on your Facebook feed?

Does the comparison trap leave you feeling exhausted and self-loathing?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then listening to the latest More to Be Podcast is a must. Our guest, Richella Parham, removes the shame of comparison by exposing what causes it in the first place. With tenderness and truth, she shares her personal struggle with comparison and how she’s navigated out of the trap and into true joy. You’ll be inspired and equipped by her biblically-steeped insights and application steps.

Guest Bio

Richella Parham is a writer, speaker, and the author of Mythical Me: Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison and A Spiritual Formation Primer. She serves as vice-chair on the board of directors at Renovaré, and she is also the worship coordinator at The Gathering Church and a member of the Redbud Writers Guild. Richella lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, Jack.

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Highlights

I was able to discern that what had happened was that I was taking my own insecurities that were prompting me to compare myself to others and I was projecting those onto everyone in my life. – Richella

We don’t want to admit our weaknesses, and yet, the very point of our weakness is where Christ shows himself so strong on our behalf. – Richella

Guest Quote 1

I could not view myself as acceptable, so I struggled to view anyone else as accepting me. 
I thought of myself as unlovable, so I struggled to believe that anyone loved me. – Richella

Who is God and how does that impact how you see yourself and how you see others? – Lisa

Even as we are living here in this pandemic, we can still say that we are safe and well because we live in the kingdom of God – the kingdom is not in trouble. – Richella

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