How to Kill Comparison

Kill comparison before it kills you.

Today people are weighed down by looking at what others have and are…

Do you realise when you watch others and compare your life to them you are being psychologically and subconsciously effected?

Social comparison theory states that we determine our own social and personal worth based on how we stack up against others. We sometimes compare ourselves to others as a way of fostering self-improvement, self-motivation, and a positive self-image. As a result, we are constantly evaluating ourselves and others across a variety of domains, such as attractiveness, wealth, intelligence, and success.

How Do You Stop Comparing?

Stop

You need to completely stop, a drastic change will produce drastic results. I can guarantee that as soon as you stop comparing yourself there will be a noticeable difference in the quality of life. You will start to experience true joy.

“So stop being critical and condemning of other believers, but instead determine to never deliberately cause a brother or sister to stumble and fall because of your actions.” – Romans 14:13 TPT

Who do you need to stop watching?

Look

Look around to everything you can be thankful for. Count your blessings.

Being consistently grateful is a rare attitude to find in a person. Being grateful for little things, big things, good things, even bad things that may have happened is crucial!! As a child of God remember that all things work out for your good according to his purpose.

“So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.” – Romans 8:28 – TPT

Listen

Usually when I am wanting to zone out I put on my AirPods, I completely zone out the people talking in my environment and I’m focused on hearing what is been said through my ears.

Who do listen to most?

Your life is significantly impacted by the voice you listen to. There’s power in proximity.

I’ve learnt one thing that I can’t help you change your life till I change the voice you trust

“For those who listen with open hearts will receive more revelation. But those who don’t listen with open hearts will lose what little they think they have!” Mark 4:25 TPT

Finally, in a world where success is measured against how well you may be doing compared to someone else, I want to end by saying that comparison will truly kill you.

In the past season of my life I have truly enjoyed my life, I’ve been deeply satisfied because I am no longer affected by the position, success, greatness and activity of others. Focusing on my own race and in what God has called me to do brings true fulfilment.

What good will it do when I fix my eyes on the world when Jesus has designed his children to live life fixed on him.

“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.” – Hebrews 12:2 NLT

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