2Corinthians 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.
Not wise can pretty well describe me without a doubt!
I have often compared myself to commend myself. That is just a different way of saying that I wanted to boast and be proud. God forgive me for the ways that I have looked at others and felt that I was more successful. God is not in that. He is not pleased and I am not nor was I wise!
I have also compared myself so that I could whine and complain. I look and see others that God has used in a different or greater way than me and then I begin to feel bad. Sometimes I get angry. Always I get jealous and have an attitude that doesnâ€™t please God.
I wonder why God didn’t love me enough to allow me to have what He gave them. I claim that I want to be used of God but that is really a thin veiled way to be proud and want people to think highly of me.
Now I have confessed once again my sin. I ask you the same question. Do you ever compare yourself to feel good about what you are doing? Maybe you look at others and see that you are a better spouse than them. Maybe you look at the service others give and think better of yourself.
Have you been guilty? We are not wise when we do that.
Do you ever not want to serve God in a certain way because you are not as good as others? Do you ever fine the comparison game a good excuse not to serve?
I have been very wicked in this aspect of my life. I want to compare myself to Jesus or to myself. I want to do what I should do and leave the comparing off.
Think about it! Is there a message for you in all of this?