“For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise” 2 Corinthians 10:12, NKJV.
Women will talk about comparing themselves, but many men won’t. We can look at another man, what he’s accomplished, what he’s doing, and his posts, and silently compare areas of our lives and wonder if another man is better.
Be careful not to get entangled in comparing yourself to someone else. Jesus desires that you run your race. Just like a mighty God made them–He made you. You’re blessed, called, and favored by God too. You’re great too. Measuring yourself to others is unwise, and it will only be a hindrance to you, even rejoicing with them.
Don’t get caught up in another man’s journey, and it doesn’t matter where another man is. God wants you to fix your eyes forward on Jesus, remain in your lane, and run in your season. Finish your course with joy. You may or may not have obeyed God like you should’ve, but continue to run your race. You may feel behind schedule, but you must still run your race. The Lord is known for using His power to order our steps and put His people back on schedule. His promises are for us all. He only wants your focus on your calling and course, not someone else’s.
Prayer: Father, You are right. Help me not to look at another man and silently compare myself. I’m blessed, favored, and anointed by You! Called and chosen by You! I will fix my eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith. Thank You for helping me run my race and finishing my course with joy. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: Acts 20:24, 1 Corinthians 9:24-25, 2 Corinthians 1:20