Certainly, when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves to themselves, they show how foolish they are. 2 Cor 10:12 GOD’S WORD
People say, with good reason, that comparison is the thief of joy. We find ourselves constantly comparing our situations to others, whether it is our lives, how we look, our jobs, our financial success or some other attribute. When we are engaged in comparison, we become less focused on what we have and more focused on things we wish we had, this fostering greed and ungratefulness.
The danger of comparison is the way it can take over how we think, act and live out our life. This is because we are living for someone else’s expectations, which in the end will lead to a downward spiral of greed. Focusing on the things we do have can transform our mind to be more at peace with what God has given us.
What good does it do to look constantly at the people around you and be filled with jealousy instead of kindness? The person you are comparing yourself to is doing the same thing to another; we all do this. However, it is important to know that comparison does not accomplish anything. Learn to see that God has given us eternal life and the chance to breathe every day. This, rather than any worldly possession, is our most precious gift.
I Declare: Lord I am thankful that in my weakness, You are strong. Today I declare my dependence on you, help me rely on You and Your strength, rather than seek out someone who appears weaker than me to make myself feel stronger.
Ignite Thought: Do yourself a favour, never compare yourself with others. Because comparison is a game of fools!