And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Romans 8:28-30
Comparison. It’s a trap. It’s a snare used to steal your joy – a joy He has given specifically to you. You know you shouldn’t do it – compare yourself to others, but this social media world you live in makes it so easy, doesn’t it?e
You have found yourself in this “comparison trap” more times than you would like to admit. It seems to come on during certain seasons. Please realize these seasons where comparison rears its ugly head are the same seasons God has called you into.
God has a plan for you, one which He called you to and predestined you for. Satan does not like this. He comes to steal, kill and destroy and he will use your human weaknesses to do so.
You are called according to His purpose for your life and His will … not someone else’s life. Not someone else’s job. Not someone else’s financial state. You get the picture. If you really and truly want His will to be done in your life then follow the path with your eyes fixed on Him, not on others.
Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding. 2 Corinthians 10:12
It’s time to take your feet out of the snare of comparison and follow Him down the faithful road He has uniquely set before only you.
In what area(s) of your life do you find that you compare yourself to others?
How does comparing yourself to others make you feel towards them? Towards yourself? Towards God?
Dear Lord, I know You have called me according to Your purpose. I trust in Your plan for my life and the abilities You have blessed me with. Please help me remember these things when I am tempted to compare myself to others. Amen.