It’s easy to fall prey to the comparison trap and to get stuck spinning wheels and wondering why life is going nowhere. Do you compare your life, home, spouse, children — even your career — to someone else?
One of the easiest ways to feel rotten about life is to fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others. When we take our eyes off God’s plan for our life, we fall prey to being tempted to envy others who have more accomplishments, bigger audiences, more Facebook friends or more social events on their calendars than we do.
Don’t allow this detrimental feeling to loom over you any longer. Instead of being jealous of someone’s hard work, do the following:
1. Admire them
2. Appreciate them
3. Learn and be motivated by them, but don’t try to be them.
4. Celebrate instead of seething over accomplishments of friends and peers.
Be the YOU God designed you to be
Make this the day to start living the life God has planned for you and stop chasing someone else’s dream. No person plays a small part, because there are no small parts to play. God never calls us to be anyone other than who He created us to be. But he does call us to be the best we can be. Do what it takes to be better. Begin going to workshops, conferences, praying for direction and seeking His will as you dive into his word.
Prepare for your future. God rarely puts things in the palm of our hand, but he does put them within our reach when we step out on faith trusting him. The next time you are tempted to compare and say to yourself, “Mirror, mirror on the wall whose the best of them all?” Never forget that the only person we should be in competition with is the person we are looking at in the mirror. Get better at the gifts God gave you.
It’s important to remember…no one gets everything, but everyone gets something. Use your SOMETHING to be the person God designed you to be!
Rarely do we hear funny and message with a meaning in the same sentence, much less used to describe the same person, but Tammy Whitehurst is anything but a typical speaker. People describe her as a Hoot with a capital “H” and love the realness that she shares and her ability to connect with the heart of her audiences.