Building Great Lives Podcast

The Danger of Comparing Ourselves to Others

November 05, 2023 Trent Gilliam Episode 79
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The Danger of Comparing Ourselves to Others
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Show Notes

We all have people that we look up to. People that motivate us to become better. It’s natural to desire good qualities we see in others and to model some areas of our lives by the example of people we admire. 

However, our goal should be to become the best, most authentic, version of OURSELVES, not to copycat someone else.

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 10:12, that it is unwise to measure ourselves and compare ourselves among ourselves. 

It’s never good when we allow our inner self-critic to compare ourselves to others. The danger of measuring or comparing ourselves to others is that our comparisons are never fair.

This type of comparison leads to discontentment and feelings of inadequacy. It also leads to unnecessary insecurities. 

Comparison is a thief to joy.

It can be difficult, but you have to break the habit of measuring yourself by others. 

In this episode, we’ll talk about true vs. false measurements. We’ll also look at several biblical examples and then discuss the only three self measurements that matter. 

The goal of this episode is to help each listener break free from the comparison trap while learning to live happy in who God created them to be. 

Thanks for listening! 

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