- Erik Davis
Reading Through The New Testament In 2016. Day 158. 2 Corinthians 10
I compare myself to other people so much. It’s a huge problem. It was a problem in High School, and is a problem now. Whenever I do any form of public speaking, I always compare myself to someone who I think is better. Whenever I play guitar, I compare myself to people who are better than me and think I did a poor job. Do you see the problem here?
This chapter Paul talks about how it is so unhealthy to compare yourself to other people. And he also says something really great right here:
“If anyone is confident that they belong to Christ, they should consider again that we belong to Christ just as much as they do.”
On the contrary of this all, when I watch someone public speak that in my mind isn’t as good as me, or someone play guitar that maybe could do it better, I elevate myself. I note things that they could do better, and pride myself that I already know how to be better. I let it get to my head. It’s a pretty vicious cycle, don’t you think?
So go. Do what you do for the Lord, and don’t get in this loop of comparing yourselves to other people. When you do that, it truly honors the Lord. Play that guitar. And know that you can honor God without comparing yourselves to others, for they too have Christ in them as much as you do.