As women, we compare ourselves almost daily. Whether it’s the perfectly filtered selfie on social media, actresses on television, or our popular friends and co-workers, we constantly hold ourselves up against things to be measured. Usually when we do this, we come out lacking, which breeds jealousy and self-loathing. If we do occasionally come out superior, then we’re immediately sinning by way of pride and arrogance.
Comparing ourselves is a guaranteed lose-lose situation.
These days, it’s almost impossible not to get pulled into the temptation. Illusive perfection consumes every screen, every day, right in our face. But fighting the beast of comparison is a war worth waging. The Bible says the devil comes to steal kill and destroy (John 10:10), and this is one of the most effective ways he does so with women. When we compare ourselves, we allow the enemy to steal our joy, kill our self-esteem, and destroy our relationships.
Here are 10 things God wants you to remember when you start to compare yourself: