Comparison distorts our inner peace. It merges our attention towards our shortcomings while distracting us from what we are capable of. It completely blocks our vision to see God’s perfect plan for our lives.
But why? Why do we find the need to compare ourselves with someone else?
We compare because of our insecurities and fears. During Moses’ first supernatural encounter (burning bush) in the desert, the Lord instructed him to go to Egypt to convince Pharaoh to free the people of Israel from slavery. Moses was horrified of course. This was a task that was beyond his comfort zone. According to Exodus 3:11 his reply was, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” In other words he was like, “Listen God, I don’t know if you know but I am not fit for this job.” He didn’t think he was good enough.
Then God responded and said, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say” (Exodus 4:11-12).
God was telling Moses, and you and I today, that it’s only because of Him that we can do all things. “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord” – Zechariah 4:6.
In conclusion, comparison prevents you to become the best version of you. Keep in mind that everyone’s walk in life is different. We all run in our own pace towards our purpose. Don’t allow comparison to paralyze you from moving towards greater things!