2 Corinthians 10:12
For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
There is nobody who wins the game of comparison…so why do we all play it? For some of us, we compare ourselves against those who have made smaller accomplishments than us, because we want to feel better about ourselves. For some of us, we compare ourselves against
those who have achieved greater exploits because we are feeling sorry for ourselves. And some of us do both at the same time!
The Apostle Paul was clear that those who compare themselves among themselves are not wise. There is absolutely no accuracy in it! All this does is cause pride to abound and dissatisfaction to flood our hearts. And ultimately, the comparison will distract us from staying focused on the individual call God has on each of our lives.
God wants YOU to be YOU. His anointing for your life will only flow through the authentic you anyway! The moment you try to be “as good” as someone else, or you decide to accomplish something God has not purposed for you, life becomes hard, overwhelming, and full of anxiety. But when you are simply keeping your eyes on Jesus, happy to do the things He has asked you to do, His anointing will flow through you, and there is an ease and comfort to your work.
And if you must compare yourself to something…compare yourself against the Word of God. There you will find strength, perfect wisdom, and clarity for your God-given destiny. Be a Kingdom Builder who is wise…never allow yourself to fall into the comparison trap!