A friend once remarked to me that a woman’s favorite indoor sport is comparing herself to others.
I couldn’t agree more.
But in 2011 I’m not going to do it.
Next in my list of 31 Ways to Give Your New Year a Fresh Start is—
8. Stop comparing yourself to others.
I’ve been studying business-savvy women lately, and this theme has actually come up in their talks. One point, in particular, really resonated with me.
It dishonors your Creator to think less of yourself because you don’t “measure up” to another person. God made you unique for specific reasons and specific purposes. It’s God-honoring to drop the comparisons and instead focus your energy on God’s design for you and your gifts.
Do you struggle with this temptation? What helps you overcome it?
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