Hello everyone, hope you’ve been doing well. I’m happy for another opportunity share and learn from you.
Today I’ll be sharing about Comparison, which like many of us I was guilt of.
Comparison according to Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary is defined as the act of suggesting that two or more things are similar or in the same category. For the sake of this post; two or more people are similar or in the same category.
When you saw the picture most of us would have gone ahead to compare, which is what majority of us do to ourselves daily, comparing ourselves with everyone.
The thought of friends, colleagues or family member having things better than we do. We often forget we are on earth for various purposes; and fulfilling that purpose should be our utmost priority. Comparison is a stumbling block in waiting.
That something LOOKS like doesn’t mean it is. You might just be seeing a glimpse of what it really is, and you wouldn’t probably compare yourself if you had the chance to see it exactly how it is. You likely have it better than anyone else. Comparison breeds resentment, ingratitude and jealousy. You begin to take for granted God’s amazing grace and love over you because comparison has consumed you.
We should continually battle with our mind so we don’t hold ourselves back from fulfilling our purpose and reaching God’s best for us. Let us stop believing lies about ourselves:
-I’m not good enough.
-My own doesn’t fit like this when I wear it.
-I put in my best always but I get the same results anyways, imagine Perez, He doesn’t read as much, and he does better than I do always.
-See this guy’s dp, we graduated from college together and he has two cars and lives in a two bedroom flat, I’m sure he has bought a land. I’m here still trying to figure what I want to do with my life.
We are all here on different assignments and our paths are not meant to be the same. There’s a reason you meet the people you meet and every other person meets a different group of people.
Comparison takes your attention away from you and working towards your own progress. You are stuck where you trying to be second best, why not break out of that stronghold and focus on you and God.
You should just ask God what He wants you to do because His word says; “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts and my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT). If His thoughts are not like your thoughts, you should be more interested in finding out His thoughts and ways.
No matter the beautiful things we want for ourselves, God wants much better for us because His words says; “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)
Whenever you’re prompted to compare, think God’s thoughts!
Don’t just think God’s thoughts, be ready to go God’s way by obeying what he tells you to do.
If it’s happening for someone else, don’t compare yourself to them your time has not come. Be patient and open to new ideas, see you at the top! 😀
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This post is instructive. Let me tell you about the straw that fractured my camel’s spine of comparison. Side by side, my right hand is bigger than my left and as such, I tend to think my left hand is prettier than my right. This cost me so much misery. Until it hit me suddenly: if comparing my own hands against itself cost me so much misery, what would happen if I compared it with someone else’s? If my own hand, of the same body, is not the same proportion to each other, what satisfaction can I possiblly get by comparing it to another person’s hand? That was the turning point for me and today, my hand’s joyfully serve as a reminder of the pain inherent in comparison. Thanks for sharing Adepero.
Thank you David for sharing. 🙂
u are bae. I still did some serious comparison today between myself and Chioma my friend. it made me dissatisfied and I took it out on my husband. thanks for sharing. I need to go to God and repent now.
Thanks for sharing your experience and for making a choice to repent. God bless you Bae. 😀