Yesterday, in my weekend reading, I shared a devotional from Crosswalk. The devotional was based on Psalm 139:13-16.
The author of the devotional wrote about the dangers of comparing themselves to others. This topic truly hit home for me.
You see, as a blogger, I read a certain amount of blogs each week. I enjoy it, and as long as it isn’t taking the place of my family or my God, I don’t see a problem with it. You also have to be able to be content with that which God has blessed you. And in the golden age of blogging and Pinterest, that can be hard.
There is a certain Christian blogger whom I really admire, but sometimes when I read her blog, that old covetous spirit pops up and discontent starts stirring. I am content with what I have, but the comparison game sometimes makes me feel I’m not as good as some other people in the blogosphere.
It isn’t even just in the blogging community. Sometimes I face this same problem at work, where I worry I’m not as good of a teacher as so and so. Sometimes I worry I’m not as good of a parent or wife as others.
God knew us before he formed us in our mothers’ wombs, and he created each of us with different talents and gifts. If we all had the same talents and gifts, what would make us special or unique? Nothing.
Instead of being in comparison mode, I’m going to do my best to be in celebration mode. To celebrate what talents and blessings God gave me, and how He can use those things for his glory.
What does Psalm 139:13-16 say to you?
Have a great week!