How Comparison can be a Thief

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

“Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability.” Matthew 25:14-15 NIV  

Have you ever wondered, or asked yourself the question, “why is it they received more than me?” This can be a question we ask in our everyday lives when looking at those around us. The tougher thing is when we ask this question about our Christian life and walk.

When we give our lives to God and start walking with Him, we are usually overcome with the sense of new beginnings and new life; we are completely focused on our Heavenly Father. We want to seek Him more and have questions about what He is going to do in our lives. Then over time, we can become distracted by seeing what is going on in the lives of those around us. This is true in our Christian growth.

“Why is she being used for that ministry? I can do it better.” “Why is he being raised up to do that? He’s brand new and I’ve been here for years.”

These are questions that can take our focus off of what God has for us because we start to compare what others are being given and think that it carries more “weight” with God. If we spend our time looking at what others receive, and think that they are more important or loved by God, then we will be missing out on the intimacy and calling that He has on our lives. We must ask and seek for that which God has already planned for us. He built us to do a certain work for His Kingdom, and if we constantly want what others have and compare our gifts to theirs, our gift could eventually be stolen from our lives. This is because the enemy was able to distract us with our own selfish wants through comparison. Continually seek God and His calling for your life, knowing that He wants to give to each of us according to His will. If He gave the One gift that saved each of us, why would He not give you the “gifts” to help save others?

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. ”Matthew 6:33NIV



Rich McCarthy



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