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Overcoming Comparison


Hello Beautiful,


It is always a pleasure to be here with you ladies. Today, we are talking about how to overcome comparing ourselves to others. For some reason, I have been having a time with this. I am in a season of my life where I am walking in new territories. I have been looking at others and how far they are in these territories. Then, I get discouraged when I am not where they are. 


During conversations with others, I’ve learned I am not the only one going through this right now. This may be a season of trying and pushing to do things outside our comfort zone. While walking in the unknown we create expectations on what growth looks like. What better way to set expectations than by comparing ourselves to people trying to achieve the same goal, right? Nope, not right at all. We all have our journeys that have different outcomes. Although our paths may seem similar, they are not the same. In this blog, we are learning how to overcome comparisons by acknowledging our self-worth, limiting triggers, and being thankful for where we are. Let’s get to it!


 

Scripture: "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." - Psalm 139:14 (NIV)


 


Acknowledging Our Self-Worth

The first point I want to talk about is acknowledging our self-worth. It is powerful to know that one way to combat comparing ourselves to others and their progress, is by taking a moment to examine ourselves. When God takes us to new places, or when we set goals for ourselves, it is important to remember that we have everything that it takes to get to the final destination. Sometimes we start taking our eyes off the prize when it seems the finish line is far away. Seeing others accomplish things before us can also cause discouragement. Imagine what would happen if we could focus on the route ahead and not waver; how far would we run? 


One key to stopping comparing ourselves to others is realizing that we are good where we are. God knows best. When He calls us to certain places in our lives, he has a purpose for that place. Our duty is to praise God where we are and allow Him to lead and guide us. I am learning that we don’t have time to compare because God has also blessed us with gifts and talents. We need to take a look at those blessings and perfect them. Ladies we are blessed where we are, and it is helpful to be content. It is a best practice to remember how much we are worth to God and try to incorporate His thoughts about us in our lives.   


 

Scripture: "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." - Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)


 


Limiting Triggers

Let’s talk about triggers. While learning how to see ourselves the way God sees us, the world around us affects our thoughts about ourselves. There are so many platforms where people are constantly sharing all the good that is going on in their lives. Outside these platforms, we see people who seem to have it all together. Everyone desires to be this superhuman who can accomplish all these amazing things. The truth is this superhuman does not exist. God is real though. Struggles are also real. Which means we can’t accomplish anything without God’s help and grace. Because there are so many sources out there that can cause us to compare ourselves to others, we need to start limiting these triggers. 


Triggers will cause us to get out of alignment with God. I have noticed the more that I scroll on social media and watch movies with all these in-shape women, I find myself getting discouraged with the plan God put in place for me. So, limiting my time with these things was a great remedy for me. Proverbs 4:23 says that we have to guard our hearts because everything we do flows from it. Think about that. The root of what we do is the way we think or believe. Comparing ourselves to others can change how we do things for God and ourselves. Let’s protect our hearts by feeding them good things. 

 

Scripture: "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." - 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)


 


Be Thankful for Our Progress

One of the most important things is learning to be thankful for who and where we are. We may not be the richest, smallest, or even the smartest person in the room, but we are blessed because we know who God is. We know that Jesus died on the cross for our freedom so that we have a chance to make it to heaven and live a prosperous life. A prosperous life is not about having the best of the best, based on what people think, but being content in every situation. We can be content because we trust in God’s plan. So anytime we compare our situations to others, we can check our trust and thankfulness in God. 



Conclusion

Comparison is dangerous for our progress in God. It is a seed we allow to enter our thoughts, which control our moves. The enemy is very strategic in his attacks. Some of his attacks are so sneaky that we do most of the work for him. So, let's make it a habit to remember what God says about us. We want to let go of those things that get down. The Bible says to think about good things. This means to celebrate where we are and celebrate others. God is waiting on us!


Thank you so much ladies for stopping by. I hope your hearts are encouraged. Please leave a comment below.

 

  1. How do you remind yourself of your unique worth daily?

  2. What role does gratitude play in overcoming comparison for you?

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This was right on time ! Definitely needed this and I decree that this word will break off strongholds and renew my mind in Jesus name .

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In Jesus name! I know that God is going to have his way in and through you!


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