Monday, May 21, 2012

Don't Compare

dont compare

     The other day I found out something about someone and began to compare my blessings with theirs.  It was the devil at work in my mind.  I thought why do I care?  I wasn't envious because I never wanted that situation in my life.  It did try to rob me of the blessings in my life, until I got my perspective back on track.  How did I do that?  I started naming off the blessings in my life.  An instant joy booster.
     Comparison is only good for price shopping, nothing else.  If you compare your looks to a model's picture on a magazine, you'll lose confidence in your own beauty.  Einstein said, 'if you judge a fish by its inability to climb, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.'  We are all given different abilities to journey on our different paths.  Don't sell yourself short because your blessed in a different way.  Embrace your uniqueness.
      If you must compare yourself to someone, choose your past self to the current one.  It should show growth and maturity both physically and spiritually.
      'Don't compare yourself to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.'


  1. Thanks many times a downward spiral comes in my life when I start to compare myself with others. Thanks for the reminder not to let a "bitter root" grow up. You are a blessing to so many people.


  2. Angie, I couldn't add to that if I wanted to. What a wonderful reminder to "bloom where you're planted." I love this post, and it's something that I often need to remind myself of. What a blessing to get up in the mornings and read your little messages.