Stop Comparing

“For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”

1 Peter 1:24-25 KJV

 Is there someone you hold in high esteem? One to whom you’ve placed upon a pedestal and often thought, “If I could just be like that person I would be able to…”

 We begin at a very early age comparing ourselves physically to one another. We notice our body types are different. “That person is taller, stronger, thinner, has beautiful eyes, glowing skin color, and thick long hair.” Then the comparisons become skill oriented….”That person is…smarter, more athletic, makes friends more easily than me.” Lastly, the comparison switches to materialism. We fix our eyes on what others possess. “He/She has a better job, wears expensive clothing, lives in a big home, and drives a brand new car.” The comparison game is exhausting, never-ending, and impossibly immeasurable.

 The only solution to ending this madness is keeping God in the center of our lives and learning to fervently measure our worth against God’s standards rather than one another’s. Today’s scripture reminds us that nothing in this world but God’s word is everlasting.  Everyone WILL fall, fail, and fade away; even that person we place upon that pedestal of perfection.

Dear Lord,

May we learn to ground ourselves in your word only and put a screeching halt to comparisons. May we bring honor and glory to you and not man by looking at ourselves through your eyes for we know your perception of us is immovable and unchanging. Amen.

 Have a Make-Over Tuesday!

Melanie Kern
melmelkern89@gmail.com

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