Comparison Trap — November 24, 2017

Comparison Trap

Hello everyone! A few weeks back I read some really great truths and today I would like to share them with you. The topic is “comparison.” Comparison is something I’ve struggled with my whole life. Many of you may be struggling with this as well.

Teenage girls today feel as if they are held to a certain standard. Myself included! We are constantly looking to our left and our right, comparing ourselves to others. We strive to prove ourselves worthy of love, attention, or affirmation. And most of the time, we are left to believe that we don’t measure up. Comparison always makes you feel dissatisfied.

Here’s a secret: gratitude. The shortcut to contentment is gratitude! Start by thanking God for His many blessings. It’s an instant perspective adjustment. Comparison is out to steal your contentment. But the habit of expressing gratitude is an easy way out of it.

Maybe you feel trapped by the lies of comparison. I’m here to tell you that God never meant for us to focus on whether WE are enough. He made us to rest in the fact that HE is enough! God designed every piece of you specifically for His glory. He has a unique plan for your life.

Your creator (a.k.a. God) thinks highly of you!! He has called you highly prized. His glorious beloved. You are precious. You are honored. You are loved. If we truly believe that we are who He says we are, everything changes.

This freedom however; won’t come by doing your best to prove that you’re not as bad as you think you are. It only comes by allowing Christ Jesus to breathe His truth into every piece of us, down to our very core.

When we forget that our true identity is in Jesus Christ, we are tempted to look around us and think that someone is more successful, more loved than we are. More often than not, it’s the very woman with the impressive title, perfect body, or expensive shoes who harbors the most pain. Never forget that you are so deeply cherished by God. This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the fact that I no longer have to prove my worth by accumulating and accomplishing. As one of God’s very own, we have been set free from the need to compare and compete! So set your identity on Christ alone.

God has given you talents and treasures in specific amounts for a reason. How can you put them to good use?

What difference would it make in your life if you believed that God loves you?