How often do we find ourselves justifying our beliefs because of conforming to society? Unfortunately it happens all the time, but why?
When Eliezer nervously asked Avraham, "what if I don’t find one or if she won’t accept?" Avraham persists by saying, “Swear to me that you don’t take a wife from Canaanim, but rather from my distant family.” Avraham responded by saying, “No matter what, don’t bring a wife from there.”
The reason Avraham didn't lower his standards for his son's wife is because he knew exactly what he wanted and he wanted it. It was important to him therefore he wasn't going to settle for anything less than what he expected.
We can learn an important lesson from this. You must know what you want when doing or dealing with something. No matter what it is, big or small, if it's important then you need to be strong and not settle. After knowing exactly what you want in life, don’t be afraid to be who you are! We are all different and we have to embrace and not be embarrassed of our differences. Once we get to this point we won’t ever be comparing ourselves to others.
Test yourself to accomplish something you want to without settling for less.
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