Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.I also am guilty of comparing myself with others. I determine how I am doing by looking at others. The sad thing is that I have preached what I am sharing with you right now. You would think that if I know it enough to preach it to others that I would live it but I am afraid that isn’t true in my life like it should be
2Co 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.I ask myself really prideful questions like the following: How did I do? What will they think of me now? What are others saying about me? How does my work compare to others? I think wicked thoughts like: I don’t think that they like me! They probably don’t respect me because the church hasn’t grown like they thought or I thought that it would! I don’t have anything to say that could bless them! So you can see that I am a very wicked guy and have confessed to you. But this is kind of what God did to me in the message last night. Confession time. I want to walk away from this sin!