It’s Unfair to Compare - Ed Young Television Devotional - 11/13

It’s unfair to compare

“Chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense.”  Colossians 3:12-13


In our competition-driven world today, it’s easy to compare ourselves with others. We’re constantly challenged to keep up with others, to meet their expectations, and to focus on things that can distract us from our own purpose.

God has gifted each of us uniquely. When you begin to feel less adequate because you see others who are smarter, faster, stronger, or “better,” remember that God has given you all you need to succeed. Success isn’t found in comparing yourself with others. It’s found when you focus on God’s call on your lives, when you follow His plan for our lives, and when you use the gifts He has given you to the best of your ability to glorify Him!


Thank God for the gifts He has given you. Pray for focus and determination to fulfill His call on your life.


Write a list of things that you love to do and that you are good at. Refer back to this list when you begin to compare yourself with others. And then, pursue those things to honor God and all He has given you.

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