We’ve all fallen prey to the comparison game at some point in our lives, and we’ll likely fight the temptation at times in the future. Fortunately, the Bible provides spiritual medication to help us fight – even cure – cancerous comparison. It’s simple to say – rejoice, pray, give thanks – and more challenging to practice. But as God increasingly becomes the focus of our thoughts, inner conversation and praise, there is less time left for comparison with others.
1. What role do prayer, thanksgiving and a joyful spirit play in your daily life?
2. When you face the temptation to make unhealthy comparisons, what practice do you find most helpful in redirecting your thoughts?
Challenge: Positive affirmations are very popular these days. Try this one: I am a child of the King of the Universe. Say it everyday upon awaking and you will not be able but to begin your day with your focus on Jesus and how valuable you are to Him.
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