11/21 Days of Prayer
2 CORINTHIANS 10:12 (NIV)
“We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.”
Comparison is one of the most dangerous traps anyone can fall into! The Bible tells us that Satan compared himself to God, so comparison is actually what caused him to fall from heaven. In the Bible, we see comparison is at the root of a lot of people’s mistakes. These days, it’s even easier to fall into the trap of comparison. We see people post the highlights of their life on social media and think they must be doing so much better than us. God doesn’t compare us to each other though. He knows that he created us to be unique. So much so that he made every person with a completely different set of fingerprints!
If God isn’t comparing me to someone else then the big question is: Why am I?
Spending time comparing yourself to someone else won’t get you any closer to becoming all that God has created you to be.
Jesus, forgive me for comparing myself to others. Thank you for making me unique and for setting me apart. Today I refuse to compare myself and choose to be completely me! Amen.