God put a great deal of effort and detail into creating each of us. Look around the next time you’re in church or at the office. Do you see a lot of people who look and act exactly like you do? Because each of us is unique, with our own set of gifts and life experiences, it doesn’t make much sense to compare ourselves to anyone else. Our goal is to focus on Christ, not on becoming more like a pastor, speaker, noted author – or neighbor.
1. As you’re striving to change or grow in certain areas of your life, what resources do you find valuable?
2. How can sound wisdom, either in spoken or written form, lead us toward unhealthy comparison?
Challenge: There are many books and videos on the market today that strive to increase our self-esteem so that we feel more worth and love. The Bible is full of statements of our worth and how much Jesus loves us. Find one verse that speaks truth to you about how Jesus cares for you as an individual. Write it out, memorize it. You are special!
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