We all do it.
We look for the brightest and prettiest….set them up nicely…maybe we even create a tableau to admire.
We don’t stop there. We place “ours” alongside.
And then we do it.
It can be our appearance, our house, our blog, our kids, our art…you name it.
Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
How quickly we spiral downhill. It can almost be a free fall.
I found myself there today. It’s a ploy of the enemy. And I fell for it.
I knew better. I knew what to do. But, I didn’t.
What do you do when you find yourself in such a predicament?
The best thing I know to do is to take my eyes OFF myself. Easy to say, hard to do.
Praising God, encouraging others, both are good places to start.
Bible verses can be helpful as well.
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, …
It is good to announce your mercy in the morning
and your faithfulness in the evening Psalm 92:1-2
The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 1:14
Both of these passages help me to get my mindset in a better place. Certainly far away from that tableau of comparison.
Intentionally striving to live in grace and gratitude should be the goal. And to share those two g’s with others.
Hopefully then, we won’t succumb to the “thief” of comparison.
What is your biggest comparison struggle?
Grateful for Grace,
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