Have you ever caught yourself comparing yourself to somebody else?
Perhaps they had 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 seemed to have less than you and noticed how that makes you feel?
Both of those forms of comparison 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 that 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.
Today, let’s not compare ourselves to anyone else. We can simply be more today than we were yesterday. It’s our own personal best day.