“Comparison is the thief of joy.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Trying to compare ourselves to other people is useless. In fact, it will only drag us down. The only comparison we should make is to Christ. Such a comparison is humbling and freeing at the same time. I fall short of Christ’s standard of perfection (Romans 3:23). However, to know that He loved me in such a special way that He would die for me (John 3:16) brings freedom from the awful weight of comparison. Jesus Christ knew who I would be (including my sins) and died for me any way (Romans 5:8). Such a beautiful thought.

So the next time you start down the path of comparison, make sure Christ is in view. He will give you the best view of yourself. His.

1 Peter 5 6-7

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