D A I L Y R E A D I N G
2 Corinthians 10:12
D A I L Y D E V O
Theodore Roosevelt once said: “Comparison is the thief of all joy.”
This couldn’t even be anymore true. And even before Roosevelt said this, the Apostle Paul encouraged the Corinthian church to not compare themselves. Even if you’ve never dealt with comparison issues in your life, it’s a deeply rooted issue that has greatly affected our world. From sibling groups to fellow co-workers, people are always being compared and dealing with comparison. However, as followers of Christ, we cannot let comparison rule and reign in our lives. Even when it comes to people who are doing well in their lives and are in places that we want to be, it’s okay to be inspired and maybe even motivated by them, but comparison should never be an option. The only person you need to be comparing yourself to is Jesus. He is the One you must work to be more like!
So even if you have family members who have their cute little families and are working in their dream careers and God seems to be providing for them in every possible way, don’t compare yourself to them.
Even if you’re working with or going to school with people who seem to be running circles around you, never compare yourself to them.
Even when you’re the only one of your friends who still lives at home or isn’t where she thought she would be in life, don’t compare yourself to a single one of your friends.
Why? Because God is working in your life uniquely on this very day. No matter where you are or what you’re feeling, don’t let any of these things steal the joy that you have found in Him!
Morgan Harper Nichols