Comparison obsession isn’t new. The Scriptures warn us of the dangers of comparing ourselves to others. When we do so, we become proud and look down on them. Or we become jealous and want to be like them or have what they have. We fail to focus on what God has given us to do. Jesus intimated that comparison obsession comes from believing that God is unfair and that He doesn’t have a right to be more generous to others than He is to us.
By God’s grace we can learn to overcome comparison obsession by focusing on the life God has given us. As we take moments to thank God for everyday blessings, we change our thinking and begin to believe deep down that God is good.
I need a better focus, Lord. Help me to keep my eyes off others and instead on You and Your good heart for all of us.