I have struggled with the sin of comparison on several occasions. I always depend on God’s word to bring me back to my senses. There are several verses in the Bible that remind me of my uniqueness, royal identity, and God’s plan for me. Whether we compare ourselves with others just to feel like we are better or to wish for their life is a No Go. Comparing to feel better can lead to pride. Comparing and wishing for someone else’s life can lead to covetousness.
I was thinking of how sad it would be for me to start comparing the little one with his peers while knowing fully well that he has a distinct genetic makeup, unique parents and his daily life experiences are different. In the same light, it is pathetic to get caught up in comparison. Comparison is toxic, and it affects our mental health. God created each human with unique features and abilities. He doesn’t compare us with other humans.
In fact, we have one standard- to be like the one who created us. Perhaps, all humans have unique fingerprints and footprints because God wants to show us we are special and He was deliberate in creating each one of us. We may find ourselves in similar roles but we play our roles uniquely. We can learn from others but We should not strive to be like them.
Psalm 139:14 New International Version (NIV): I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
You should know fully well that you are a master piece, a wonder, loved by God, and created for a purpose no one else can accomplish.
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