Comparison. It’s a trap. It’s a snare that is used to steal your joy. We know we shouldn’t do it – compare ourselves to others, but this social media world we live in, makes it so easy, doesn’t it?
I suffer from this disease of comparison. My guess is you suffer from it too. For me, it seems to come on during certain seasons. I have come to realize these season where comparison rears its ugly head are the same seasons God has called me into. God has a plan for us and Satan does not like it. He comes to steal, kill and destroy and he will use our human weaknesses to do it.
This trap really became apparent to me recently when working on writing. I found myself consumed with comparison. I was asking myself things like “how come I haven’t gotten any new followers?” and “why haven’t they commented on my post?” . It’s a hard thing to admit, but I became ensnared.
Finally, after spending some much needed time in prayer, I discovered what I was doing: comparing (again). I asked myself an honest question: How can I compare myself to others if I truly believe the Word of God. I am called according to His purpose for my life and His will…not someone else’s life. If I am really and truly wanting His will to be done in my life then I need to follow the path with my eyes fixed on Him, not on others.
The freedom I have found in this revelation is one of beauty and restored joy.
It’s time to take my feet out of the snare of comparison and follow Him down the faithful road that He has uniquely set before only me. It’s time for you to do the same.