In Comparison

Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. For we are each responsible for our own conduct. –Galatians 6:4-5 NLT

In Comparison

You have a passion for writing, composing music, or teaching, a dream of some sort you want to become a reality. You have all these big ideas, and you just know you are going to make a big difference in this world, unlike anyone else. You join a group or take a class to help hone your skills, and then it happens.

You start seeing what others are doing and compare your work to their skills; and, in your mind, your work holds no merit. They are smarter, better, faster, more experienced, and the comparison list gets so long you decide to give up, believing you can never be or do great things like “them.”

The truth is that the comparison list is a sham—a tool used by the devil to stop you from living out your calling created by God. It may appear that there are others with more talent than you, but God doesn’t see one as having more merit than the other.

And neither should you. The gifts God has bestowed upon you were made just for you in order for you to take your part in carrying out His mission to save the world.

Ask God to help you discover your talents and the reason He wanted you to have them.

When you feel like you don’t quite measure up, ask God to remind you of the value you hold in His eyes.

Theresa Higgins

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