If You Want to Succeed, Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
One major problem many people have is that we love to compare ourselves to others. 2 Cor. 10:12 “For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves; but they who are measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves are not wise.” Gal. 5:25 “We will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse, we have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us are an original.” No matter what, you have a gift from God that no one else has. Also, you have skills and talents no one else has. God has given us special gifts, which no one else has, to share with each other. Are you so busy analyzing your vices that you don’t have time to appreciate your virtues? Or so caught up in scrutinizing others that you don’t value what God has given you? By making comparisons, you are implying that God made a mistake when He created you. By comparing yourself to others, you are allowing others to define your worth and giving them control over your self-esteem. You should always know your self-worth and build on your God-given talents and stop coveting what others have. Until you stop comparing yourself to others, you’ll never be able to give birth to the gifts God has placed within you. Thank God for making you unique, special, and believe that He’s transforming you day by day into the person He wants you to become. Love who you are and stop comparing yourself to someone else because you have something special they do not have.
Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience. She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/FACMBC, https://twitter.com/FACMBC and https://dzimmerman36.wordpress.com.