Combatting Comparison

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Insecurities get the best of us, and sometimes they’re pretty difficult to combat. It seems like everywhere we turn these days, there’s always someone to compare ourselves to. All it takes is one scroll through Instagram and suddenly you find yourself looking at her life and all the opportunities she has and how much fun she’s having, and how you want that life, but seemingly don’t have it. Trust me, I’ve been here multiple times, and it’s not fun at all. When we compare ourselves to people, we dig up a pit for ourselves; and the more we compare, the deeper we fall into the pit. 

“So what do I do about this?” You may be wondering, and I have one simple piece of advice for you: don’t do it. Don’t compare.

Easier said than done, right? But, with practice (and prayer), it truly can be done. After all, you have God on your side, and He can help you through this. So I dare you to lean on God and confess the Word when you find yourself slipping into the trap of comparison. Write down everything you love about yourself. Write down everything you’re grateful for. If need be, go a few days without social media just to refresh your mind. Remind yourself of how loved you are, and how cherished you are, and how special and unique you are. From personal experience, I know that it’s not gonna be easy to get off the cycle of comparison, and it’s not gonna happen overnight. God is still helping me to get over years of feeling unworthy and “not enough.” He’s speaking His truth to me, and I’m finally starting to listen. 

Let God speak His truth over you. Remind yourself how God, the Maker of the Universe, took the time to carefully hand-craft you and put you on this earth, because He knew the world needed you in it. You’re not a mistake! You are precious, worth far more than rubies (Proverbs 3:15). You have a purpose in this world. You are beautiful and you are loved by the perfect God. So the next time you’re tempted to compare yourself to someone else, I dare you to look at yourself through God’s eyes and walk in the confidence that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Psalm 139:14 "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

Itunu // @Itunu_aro