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The Comparison Trap

We all do it.  As women it is our human nature to compare ourselves.  But are you comparing yourself in EVERYTHING?  Even your journey with God?
A couple months ago my husband and I were talking about doubt in performance with our spiritual journeys, and I was reminded how God is SO good.  We were discussing a devotional I read that reminds me about how every step I take whether it’s significant, wobbly, perfect, or a complete misstep, Jesus is not disappointed in  my lack, but delights in ALL of my efforts.  
As we are in our daily walk with Him, all of our journeys are our own, and our pace for growth in our faith is individual to each one of us.  Just as God has made each one of us in his own image, our paths all look different to Him.  And He has each one of us on our own journey. 
Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
The length of our journey with the Lord should NEVER be compared to anyone else’s.  I am often thinking “I’m not getting there fast enough” or “I want to be like so & so”…but that’s not what this is all about.  
Jesus is happy with you walking with him, no matter how fast or how slow.  The important thing is you ARE.  Your efforts on your journey, no matter how significant, delights your Lord and Savior.

One thought on “The Comparison Trap

  1. “As we are in our daily walk with Him, all of our journeys are our own, and our pace for growth in our faith is individual to each one of us.”

    This speaks to me! This is so true! Each of our journeys really ARE our own, and comparing ourselves with others leaves us feeling frustrated and discouraged, or arrogant and conceited. Oh that we may walk the walk that the Lord has laid out for EACH ONE of us and not turn our eyes to the right or to the left. That we might be able to keep our eyes fixed straight ahead, on the Author and Perfecter of our Faith, even Jesus! Amen and Amen!!!! Each part of the body is significant and each is dependent on other parts of the body in order for the whole body to operate as it was intended to. Just as this applies to the physical body, so it does to the Body of Christ – us! ❤


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