I’ve been in a season trying to eradicate things like jealousy, insecurity, and competition in my life. I know this is something many of us world changers deal with, whether we are trying to make a difference in our home, community or world.
It is easy to see others as more successful, more together, more “changing the world” than we are. They look like they know where they are going. They got the “mom thing” down, or non-profit or ministry looking great…
And then we start spinning. Am I right? Yep.
🎠 Jealousy is a carousel 🎠
Jealousy is a carousel.
You sit high on your pretty pony
Believing you deserve it all
But then the lion beside you,
With flying mane and pastel ribbon,
Makes you feel like you’ve lost the game.
Even when you’re winning,
It’s impossible to see:
There’s always a rider in front of you
Who’s probably holding the golden key.
Have I become,
That I feel this motivation?
Off your head
Instead of laughing happily
Me, we need to
Die to this vibration
Of the carousel spinning insecurity.
See, now, won’t you smile?
Wise children can always be set free!
Anxiety, calm yourself,
Delight in the rushing of the wind
Tangling your unbound hair,
Gratitude is now your dare.
Community come hither-dither
For we can share the ponies gallantly!
Mender, be tender, polishing the hooves and nails.
But honestly, it’s honesty–the financier to run this race.
Gallop it to win, even on a carousel we recreate in grace…
Each one of us has a safe space.
To regain our joy at the fair.
There is joy and room for us all
Been awhile since I’ve been to Paris, and although I saw a lovely carousel at Disney last week, I didn’t ride it.
However, I know both you and I have been riding carousels of insecurity sometimes as we seek to make the difference in the world we are born to make. Let’s practice joy for our own unique position at the “fair”.