This morning, the comparison trap caught me. I started comparing myself to another author’s accomplishments.
I was on Kelly Minter‘s website, reading about the wonderful work she is doing with missions in the Amazon.
Then I started feeling bad because I’m not doing missions in the Amazon.
But Kelly herself helped set me free with a statement on her About page:
“I am an ecstatic aunt of six nieces and nephews who say things like, “You’re the best Kelly ever,” even when I don’t feel like it.”
Isn’t it wonderful that she is the best Kelly ever? Kelly is out there doing the work that the Lord has called her to do.
But the Lord didn’t call me to be “the best Kelly” ever, did He? He called me to be the “best Kimberly ever” with His help!
Likewise, are you becoming the best YOU ever with God’s help?
Then I thought about what His word says in Psalm 139:14:
I will praise You; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows very well.
And Ephesians 2:10:
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
So I used these 2 freedom scriptures get out of the comparison trap completely.
I realize that if I compare myself with others and focus on all that I am not, then I will diminish all that I am!
And that’s not right. The Lord created me on purpose and for a purpose – just like you.
Therefore, let’s go forward and be all that God created us to be.
After all, He deserves nothing less than our best!
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I needed to read your article on comparing today! I have been sooo Excited! that the Lord called me to be involved with Mary Colbert’s prayer line we pray every day for the nation. My friends ask me to pray for them as I am an intersesor. Then last night I read on Facebook that one of my friends was going on a mitt trip to Uganda. She is always going on. far away mission trip. I started to dwell on how much she was doing for the Lord and felt unworthy. This morning I received your uplifts and encouraging message on comparing.
Your message came st just the right time along with the 2 scriptures. Thank You Kimberly. You help me stay focused on what I am called for and my purpose.
Praising God with you, Mary!
Amen. This is so inspiring and important. We are blessed of the Lord, and created just as He has desired.
Thank you, Kimberly! It’s so easy to get caught up. I’ve had a problem with comparisons since I was a shy child, wishing I was as outgoing as my sister! While God has set me free from a lot of that, I still find myself slipping into it every once in a while.