The greatest insult I ever received is when I compared myself to other people. Bill Gates once quoted saying, “Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do you’re insulting yourself.” How many of you reading this can relate? Competitively speaking, it has been ingrained in our brains that to be the best we have to compare ourselves to the best. Well, what if I told you that was a lie (((In my Morpheus voice))! David was confirmed in this conviction and he said in Psalm 139:14, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” God did not make us on a mass production line. He took great care in making us who we were meant to be. He had a purpose in mind for us even before we came into being. I get it, you may not feel like a masterpiece. There are times when we feel anything but! Living life here on this planet is not always easy. But the Lord wants us to know how much He loves us and that He is with us even in times of despair and when we lack identity. We’re all different, and I suppose most of us have looked at someone who seemed more talented or personable than we were, and wished we were in their shoes. But of course we aren’t, and being envious of them never gets us anywhere. Job declared, “Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple” (Job 5:2).


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