For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. – 2 Corinthians 10:12 (KJV).
Everyday we are being compared to others. When we are children, our development is measured in comparison to other children our age. When we are in school, we are compared to the others in our class. Our statistics every week at work are compared to our co-workers. We are constantly being compared to others.
We are not other people. We were not created to be like Sally next door or our co-worker in the next cubicle. We are created to be who God designed us to be.
To be someone other than who God created us to be is to be out of God’s will. It is not His will for us to be anyone other than who God made us.
God created each of us for a Divine purpose. He created us to play a specific role in history. How are we supposed to do that when we are keeping tabs on what everyone else is doing? How are we supposed to do that when we are comparing ourselves to those around us?
Our only concern in life is if fulfilled the purpose God put us on this Earth to do. When God asks us if we fulfilled our destiny, what will our answer be?
We need to look our lives. We must find those areas where we are comparing ourselves to others. Maybe it just when we look at the people on television, in the magazines, and say, “I wish I had her nose.” Perhaps it is because we feel that we should have been further in life by now. Everyone else seems to be. We have to work with the Holy Spirit in those areas to stop making the comparison.
When we compare ourselves to others, we are essentially saying, “God, You are not in control. You do not know what You are doing.”
God is in control. God made us for a purpose. There is a reason we are where we are at this moment in History. No matter how dark things look, God has a plan. No matter what we have done in the past, God still has a plan. Trust Him, and trust the plan.
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