A good hunter knows how to lay a trap that his prey is lured into.
Comparing ourselves to others is a trap. Don’t be lured in.
It bears the fruits of either pride or condemnation. Neither is God’s heart for us.
Comparing ourselves to others has its roots in legalism which has the same fruits – self righteousness or condemnation.
So what do we do? Surrender and accept who we are. That’s tough but it’s the first step towards giving the Lord access to change us.
The change begins with surrender… Lord let me be what you want me to be. You’re the potter Lord and I’m the clay.
Without this surrender we’re still in the trap… comparing ourselves to who we would like to be. There’s no freedom in that.
Are you dissatisfied with yourself?
Surrender your life Jesus – He’ll know what to do.
2 Corinthians 10:12
For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
But now, O Lord,
You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all we are the work of Your hand.
Surely you have things turned around!
Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay;
For shall the thing made say of him who made it,
“He did not make me”?
Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it,
“He has no understanding”?
- Mark Saunders