Comparison Can Be Toxic

 
Have you ever caught yourself comparing yourself to somebody else?
 
Maybe they had more than you…More education, more money –more of something.  Have you ever noticed how that comparison makes you feel?  Or, have you ever compared yourself to somebody that has less than you and noticed how that makes you feel?
 
Both of those forms of comparing and the associated feelings are actually toxic to our own well being.  There is a great line that comes from ancient philosophy and it simply says, “Comparison is the death of joy.”  You and I are not here to compare ourselves to anyone else.  We are here to compare the difference between how we are being and who God would have us be.
 
Let’s practice today –We won’t compare ourselves to anyone else.  We just strive to be more today than we were yesterday.  It’s our own personal best day. 
 

By Mary

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