Stop Comparing Yourself with Others!

Stop Comparing Yourself with Others!

“But they…comparing themselves…are not wise.”                 2Co 10:12

Are you so busy analyzing your vices that you don’t have time to appreciate your virtues? Or so caught up in scrutinizing others that you don’t value what God has given you? God never intended you to compare yourself with anybody else. “Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original” (Gal 5:25-26 TM). By making comparisons, you’re implying that God made a mistake in making you as you are. Furthermore, you’re allowing others to define your worth, and giving them control over your self-esteem. That’s too much power to give anybody! “Since we find ourselves fashioned…excellently…and marvelously…let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be” (Ro 12:5-6 TM). Build on your God-given talents and stop coveting what others have. God made you what He wanted you to be, redeemed you and called you to fulfill His plan for your life. Until you stop comparing yourself to others, you’ll never be able to give birth to the gifts He’s placed within you. So thank Him for making you who you are, and believe that He’s transforming you day by day into the person He wants you to become.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Rauan wrote:
that. I know just what it looks like since my son likes to do things like that too. Not the rdaieng though of course.(MD) I've finally caught on to the fact that everyone thinks he was purposely being funny. He wasn't. He figured that last word had to be mean'. Because, after all

Wed, February 26, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

2. wrote:
Consider me trolled then ;) I m an easy mark for that, now that I work with Millennials for the first time in my career.I just was in a conversation with a Millennial where I was speaking of Ricardo Montalban as being one of my favorite actors (even though he s head now) and that person had no idea of whom I was speaking.Me: You know? Kahn? Khan Noonien Singh? Only the greatest Star Trek Villain of all the series? Millennial: Not ringing a bell. Me: You ve got to be kidding me? Star Trek II? That was the high point of the movie Star Treks. The rest pale in comparison. Millennial: Nope, not ringing a bell. Me: What about Mr. Roarke on Fantasy Island, and his trusty sidekick, Tattoo? Millennial: No idea what you re talking about. I don t even know where to start really. All I keep thinking is that when William Shatner dies, they re all going to be mourning the loss of Denny Crane.

Sun, March 16, 2014 @ 3:54 AM

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