Why we Need to Stop Comparing
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
Have you ever gone to that play date and saw the neighborhood, got into their amazing home, saw the beautifully decorated, seamlessly cleaned and thought you were in your dream Pinterest home?
Have you ever headed out for errands in your yoga pants and tennies and you didn’t actually work out, but you ran into that mom and hear how she’s worked out, had a protein shake for breakfast and notice all the beautiful organic healthy food in her basket and start to come up with the excuses of why you have frozen pizza, corn dogs and your Starbucks Frappuccino instead?
You have those friends, those friends that seem so perfectly flowing in everything in life. Every time you leave her presence you find yourself thinking “I wish I could be more like her”
What is it that when we see someone else’s strengths we see our weaknesses that much easier?
I know I have strengths, and that’s the problem with comparing myself. I don’t see my strengths anymore when I see her strengths next to my weaknesses.
We believe more of what we hear ourselves say than what others say.
So what can we do to not get stuck in this rut of comparison?
We need to learn to be thankful.
We have to start saying something good and drown out the other voices that condemn you. We can’t compare ourselves because we will never fully learn to be thankful for God’s strength.
Listen to this from the message translation of 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
“Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.”
Because I have weakness I will get stronger through Him.
What weakness do you need to see Gods strength in?
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