Imagine being physically stabbed in the back. A long sharp knife straight to the back. So deep. So painful. So sharp. So piercing. Fatal. Now imagine you have the opportunity to take a glimpse at your betrayer. The only problem is, the one holding the knife is YOU! The knife carved with the letters C-O-M-P-A-R-I-S-O-N. The reality is you didn’t see it coming. You didn’t realize that with every moment you wished you were more like this person or had this gift, you were secretly killing yourself.
I’ll never be that good.
Of course, I won’t be picked over them.
They have it, but I don’t.
They have a perfect life.
Why can’t I (blank) like them.
Each thought, digging deeper. Moving past the skin, into the bone, and through the heart. You have literally just committed your own emotional suicide. And the death certificate reading, DEATH BY COMPARISON.
The more your eyes were focused on those in your sphere. The further away you became from the true you. The more you betrayed your God-given, heaven-appointed, destiny. And there’s no one to blame. After all, you are the one holding the knife…right?
So what then, do we do this avoid this slow painful death?
We walk away from the knife. We pick up the Word of God and we fight!
Instead of fighting ourselves, and our self-worth we fight every (AND I MEAN EVERY) thought that is attempting to knock us down, defeat us, and make us feel “less than”.
Instead of they have it all, God will supply all MY needs (Philippians 4:19) .
Instead of thinking their life is better, believe He knows the plans He has for ME and they are good (Jeremiah 29:11).
Instead of I’m worth nothing, God thinks I’m worth dying for (John 3:16).
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5
Oh yes, you have to demolish EVERY thought that comes in to whisper “Not enough”. Demolishing anything is not subtle move. It’s a FIGHT! An attack against all things that are not who God says you are.
It’s time to pull the knife out of our backs and start slaying those negative thoughts instead. Remember you were not born a copy, you don’t have to DIE one.
The truth is…this is a life or death situation. Choose life, my friends.
I pray in Jesus name you no longer feel the pain of comparison. Comparison robs you of your happiness and your passion. Comparison kills. May you live well, live your life, and live abundantly!