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Comparison is Your Enemy

Psalm 139:13-14 NIV

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Have you ever compared yourself to a neighbor or co-worker, or even a close friend or relative. I know you have because we all do it. This Psalm should convince you that there is no one else on the planet like you. You are one of a kind. God had a plan for your life from before you were conceived. Therefore, there is no need to look at how others are living or what they have accomplished as a measure for where you should be in life. Comparison causes you to feel inadequate and creates envy in your heart. To accomplish your calling you must keep your focus on the one who can break strongholds and move mountains.

1 Peter 4:10:11 tells us that we’ve all been given a gift and we are to use our gifts to serve one another.

10 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 11 Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.

So here’s the thing. You have everything you need to live out your calling already inside of you. If God did not give you the ability to sing, then you don’t need to sing to accomplish what He has called you to do. If He did not make you good at math, speaking or sewing, then you do not need math, speaking or sewing to accomplish His Will for your life.

There are times in our lives when words are spoken about us that make us feel rejected and unwanted. Sometimes those hurtful words come from the people we love and trust the most. But at some point in your life, you have to determine that you are going to move forward and forgive others for the way they treated you. This will be the beginning of your healing. Why not make that day TODAY!

Determine that you are going to focus on what God has for you and not what He is doing for others. He already knows your weakness and your strengths. He knows how the enemy has hurt you and caused you to have doubts about your calling. But according to Acts 17:26 He chose you before you were born for a purpose, to fulfill a plan in a predetermined point in time.

Prayer:

Lord we thank you that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. You had a plan for us before we were ever conceived in a mother’s womb. Help us to renew our mind and keep it focused on You and Your will for our life.

In the Name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen!

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