Comparisons are common. Just think about your life. Whether it’s measuring our height with siblings or friends, shopping around for the best price, or evaluating our skills against our role model, we all make comparisons.
There’s nothing wrong with comparisons, unless you base your self-worth on how you measure up to others. That’s what happened to Saul. As the Israelite women sang after David defeated Goliath, Saul tuned into a few words, “Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands!”
From this comparison, Saul sped down a slippery slope to insecurity, and ultimately, envy. My prayer is that you will enjoy a comparison-free 2012. Your value at work, home, in relationships, or wherever life takes you is not linked to how you measure up to others. Your worth is rooted in God’s decision to create you with purpose!
Thought to Consider:
Do I base my self-worth on how I compare with others?