Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.  2 Corinthians 10:12, ESV

Mark Twain said, “Comparison is the death of joy.” Do you find yourself judging others because they don’t have the same skills or understand the same things? Do you belittle your own gifts because you think they aren’t as valuable as someone else’s? When we take either of these views, we are measuring against the wrong standard.

God’s holiness is our standard of measure. And face it – none of us measures up in our own right. Whether a butcher, a baker, or a candlestick maker, the other big, freeing truth is that no one else’s mission can keep you from fulfilling yours. The butcher is in his shop chopping a nice chop. Does her way with a cleaver keep the baker down the street from creating a delicious Salted Chocolate Caramel Cake? Of course not. The candle maker isn’t giving either one of them a minute’s thought while she is adding Agave Nectar fragrance oils and Mauve dye to the candle wax. Why?

Each of these everyday superheroes is focused on being the best she can be at what she is meant to be. She has no time to concern herself with how her gifts compare to someone else’s. As Wonder Women, neither do we.

If you don’t know what specific powers God has equipped you with, just ask Him. Then, study. Train. Practice. Focus on the mission God has tapped you for. Only measure yourself by how you perform in your unique purpose. It’s a good life when we are too busy doing the Father’s business to be busybodies all up in someone else’s.

Can I get an Amen?


Don’t compare. Be content.



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