Ever spend time with some one else, or on social media, and afterwards fear that you don’t measure up?
COMPARISON is an unexpected trigger for fear which when left unchecked, can rock us to our core.
I recently realized that I am not afraid any longer of not measuring up to those around me.
Because the truth is? I am unique. And no one else in history will ever exactly duplicate or do it just like I can.
The same is true for you, friend!
When I had that revelation, I realized that I had been measuring myself against my friends, coworkers, and fellow musicians. Instead of focusing on how He has designed me, I was spending my time comparing myself over and over again, and just heightening my fears of failure each time I didn’t measure up.
Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. For we are each responsible for our own conduct.” Galatians 4:5-6 NLT
I am so grateful that God has made me just the way I am, with all the gifts and talents He designed me to have, and helps equip and empower us for what He desires for us to do.
And friend, the only person we should be comparing us to is our past self, as we move into the newness of each day, leaving the triggers of comparison behind us!