Comparison and envy are brothers . . . and they are thieves. They come and conspire and rob us of peace and joy and energy. And we open the doors. And we let them in. We open our lives to them when we decide to pursue lives of self-glory—rather than ones pursuing more of God.
It is exhausting worrying and obsessing about how we measure up with other people, isn’t it? And when we don’t measure up, we’re left with self-contempt and bitterness. And when we do measure up, we often become conceited and callous.
God invites us to “turn back” to Him. For when our hearts are focused on God—on His love, on His truth—we cannot help but be filled with contentedness and gratitude for who He is and for His outrageous love for us.
Listen to “Dealing with Comparison and Envy,” and engage in an exercise that might just help you turn from this exhausting game of comparison, once and for all.