We gain nothing by diminishing others.
In a world full of unhealthy competition and comparison, it is easy to get swept up in the “better than” game.
It can be difficult to resist the allure of comparison. And it’s hard sometimes to avoid the urge to tear others down in an attempt to build ourselves up.
It is so tempting to allow jealousy to reign in our hearts when we see people who have what we want.
But let’s be people who resist that urge!
Comparison and jealous waste your time!
- You don’t know the road that a person has had to walk to get where they are today. And if you did, 9 times out of 10 you wouldn’t want what they had if you had to walk that road.
- When you spend your energy on comparison and jealous, you have no time left to work on the gift that is in your hand.
- Comparison and jealous have a weird way of diminishing you instead of the object of the comparison.
- Remember that you are uniquely made… So there’s actually no room for comparison or competition because the very nature of something being unique is that it is incomparable!
Don’t discount your abilities, talents, gifts or experiences by comparing them to someone else’s.
Comparison will steal the joy of your story and rob others of the blessing you’ve been called to bring!
The only way to rise is by building others up.
Practice encouraging those who have the same or similar giftings to yours.
Be vigilant in celebrating others!
1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 12-21
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