If you were to be completely honest with yourself, how often would you admit that you spend comparing yourself - any part of your life - to someone else? Perhaps you compare different areas or parts of your life to theirs. Their house? Car? Job? Relationship? Vacations? Looks?
Most of us would not want to admit such but, the truth is, that we likely DO compare ourselves to others in some way from time to time.
Make sure you read the above graphic and follow what it says.
1. Do NOT waste one more minute comparing yourself to other people
2. This journey is YOURS alone
3. God needs you to fulfill YOUR purpose - not to try to fulfill someone else's
Listen, our young people really struggle with this - comparing themselves to others and, often, feeling that they come up short. They will then, also, relate that to the fact that they are just not "good enough".
Here's the thing: it's hard for us to help them avoid such mind games if we are doing the same thing. You DO KNOW they see right through things that you think they'd never notice, RIGHT??
You gain NOTHING by comparing yourself to others. Absolutely nothing.
If you haven't read the previous articles in this series, be sure to do so...especially the last one where the fact that NO ONE ELSE IS LIKE YOU. And, friend, that makes you pretty awesome!
One of the things that I talk about in the podcast is the fact that we don't know everything about those with which we may compare ourselves. Be sure and take a listen (link below) because, again, though I talk about the same topic, there are different thoughts discussed there.
Here's the kicker: There are others out there that are you looking at you and they are comparing themselves to YOU and they wish they had your talents and abilities or...fill in the blank.
So, why don't we all just be the best that we can be and live OUR purpose - not anyone else's - and live that life of purpose with passion?
That would be pretty cool, right?
Yes, as a matter of fact, it would be pretty cool and it IS pretty cool.
So, do THAT and, as you do so, always be sure to...