Thursday, October 24, 2013

Comparison, a Death Trap

For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord?
Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord? (Psalm 89:6, NKJV)

"The greatest failure you'll ever have is comparing yourself to others. We're made in the image of God, not in the image of people." Cheryl Salem's words hit me square in the face. For the longest time, I've struggled with the death trap of comparing myself with another. I've compared myself with other writers, with other singers and with other speakers. I've thought all of them were better than me. What I didn't realize is that each time I do that, I'm failing. I'm failing because I'm pretty much saying God din't do a good enough job. And ladies, He never makes a mistake. I wasn't to be Beth Moore or Cheryl Salem. Those ladies have a style all their own that noone else on earth can have. And, the Lord meant the same for you. Whatever your gifts may be, noone else can do them quite like you. Today, what are you comparing to another person in life? Is it finances? Is it talents? Is it magerial things? Let me encouraging you, stop playing that game. Get out of that trap, because it will eventually take you down a road you really don't want to go.

Father, please help us to get out of comparing ourselves. Give the strength to know that whatever you call us to, it's for us alone. Noone can perform the task as good as the indevidual person called to it. In Jesus name, Amen.  


  1. So true, Jamie. We all do that at times, and whether we think we're better or worse, either way, we lose. If we think we're better, we can easily become puffed up and self confident. If we think we're less, it's just as you said...that we're saying God didn't do a good when He made us.

    Our job is to use the gifts and talents and callings He placed in us for His glory to the best of our abilities. Beyond that is all His responsibility.

    Thank you for the reminder today. Have a blessed day!

  2. I love this quote: "We're made in the image of God, not in the image of people." That is a powerful truth and a great way to get a handle on the comparison disorder. I loved this post Jamie girl.

  3. Great job and great truth, Jamie, and I've been guilty of comparing myself to other authors and feeling discouraged at times, but if I'm good enough for God, and He's called me to write, and I know He has, then He doesn't make mistakes. Thanks for your words of encouragement this morning. I won't give up. I'll persist and keep writing and keep getting better at it. God bless you. BJ