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No more comparisons 2

'I have come in order that you might have life - life in all its fullness.' John 10:10 GNT

When we compare ourselves with others we lose sight of... Jesus in our own lives. 'When they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding' (2 Corinthians 10:12 ESV). We miss the point that we're supposed to be becoming more like Jesus. If we're too busy looking at others to determine how we measure up, we'll never be looking at him for his leading in our lives.

Why would we want to hold ourselves up against earthly imitations when, through grace, we have the chance to have a relationship with Jesus himself? He is the only one we can healthily fix our eyes on when it comes to learning to live in the best way possible. We know that we'll never be able to be exactly like him through our own deeds; it's about striving to grow in his love and then experiencing great things with and for him.

So, let's drop the comparisons and focus our energy into our own, very personal, journey with God. Instead of getting caught up analysing what he's doing in someone else's life, let's focus on what he's doing in our lives. This frees us up to discover the abundant life that Jesus longs to give us if we trust him enough.

So what now? Stop comparing yourself to others! You are only robbing yourself of what God has planned for you: 'life in all its fullness (John 10:10 GNT). He has unique plans for you because you are created with a unique personality and gifts.

Soulfood: 2 Cor 9:1-15 2 Cor 10 2 Cor 11:1-15 Matt 25:22-30 Ps 24 Pro 21:1-2,

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