Finding minimalism in a world of consumerism. Typically, I blame it on having a twin brother who is five inches taller with much broader shoulders.
As I began sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through social media, I soon noticed a very prominent speaker preaching the Gospel and encouraging the youth generation in their faith in Christ. This popular speaker was shockingly beautiful, smart and anointed to ignite a fire within the hearts of the A comparison of myself and sister for Christ through her ministry named Kingdom Ambassadors.
Some of you reading this may know her as Caitlin Nunez. It soon came to my attention that I seemed to have a problem with this person and as God increased my influence online I began to increasingly compare myself to this young lady who did not even know me.
Each time I saw them post a photo or a tweet on my newsfeed I would scoff. My heart harboured resentment towards this innocent girl who sought to kindle a love for God within others.
One day, I was led to pray and was suddenly confronted by her face that abruptly appeared before me in a vision. My thoughts were swiftly interrupted by the Holy Spirit who rebuked me saying: I realised that this uncomfortable feeling was the result of comparing myself to this woman of God.
I had accused her of having pride in her heart and yet it was revealed to me that pride was actually in mine. Comparison had become my companion and together we had opened many negative doors that had poisoned my perception of the girl and clouded my vision of who this person really was.
I repented and truly began to pray earnestly for this individual. With all of my heart I began covering her in prayer and witnessed my feelings considerably soften towards her. I had been jealous of her portion, popularity and influence that God had given to her.
The more I had compared myself to this girl the more I had made the work of God a fleshly and carnal conquest. God had opened my eyes and I now longed for her to impact more people and touch those who perhaps I never could. Over the year, I grew to love this lady from a distance and God began to place timely and accurate words of encouragement upon my heart during prayer to share with her when necessary through private direct messages.
A year later, she reached out and asked me out to lunch! I was simply fixated by the fact he had considered being with anyone but myself.
Despite the fact I had definitely considered other candidates before entering our union; he had no license to do so in my eyes and I demanded to know who it was. When he told me who this person was I began to compare myself almost instantaneously.
To add insult to injury she was in our friendship circle and my partner told me that he had actually been attacked with lustful dreams about this person too. I frantically counted all of my personal qualities on my fingers that I esteemed far greater in comparison to her.
This was a common comfort when I compared myself; I would find flaws in the other person and thrive on their inferiority. However this time it felt as though I was grappling for match sticks.
This girl was incredibly beautiful, her skin was flawless, hair simply fierce, her boldness for God jaw dropping and her voice had the ability to usher any soul into worship. Comparison had taught me that her beauty was not only a threat but that it also stole and robbed me of my own.
I began to choke on the poisonous fruit that comparison was birthing into my life. I would think about how she would say things compared to how I would, analyse both our laughs, compare our cuteness and observe how we were both received by others.
I thought about her potentially marrying my partner until I made myself cry. The truth about comparison is that it promises to be the fuel to drive you forward to success but in fact it is a thief that exhausts you and leaves you ever dissatisfied, unqualified and void of peace.
When we choose comparison we either fall into pride or insecurity; two spirits that incessantly feed off of each other and systematically destroy their victims. However, Jesus was calling me to choose Him.
I could either cling to comparison or Christ Jesus my hope. God purged this toxic insecurity from my heart and actually told me to become close friends with this girl.
I am without comparison, I am not threatened.
Be wary to not grow so accustomed to comparison in your life that you stand in agreement with the demon telling you that this is just a part of you you are. Understand that seeds in your heart are constantly being sown, however you have the choice to water or uproot them.
I had added fertiliser, water and given much attention to a garden of lies that had formed in my mind. However, God in His mercy shut down this pity party.
Constantly checking and comparing your followers on social media and Youtube to others is watering that seed. This was evident when I first entered into a relationship with my current partner who I resented due to the fact God was using Him in miraculous ways that I could not see in my own life.To stop comparing yourself with your sister, you should all the time think about the good things you did in your life and your sister didn’t do it, I don’t mean the academic life but mean the general life.
Jan 29, · Comparison had robbed me of celebrating my sister in Christ’s success and more importantly God’s work that He was doing on earth. The more I had compared myself to this girl the more I had made the work of God a fleshly and carnal conquest.
Comparing myself to others is a constant battle within inside of me. I knew I had to stop, so I turned to my friend google who found me this article.
It made me feel good about myself as I read it, and I plan to use the lessons to change myself. The trouble is that when we enter the state of comparison-making, our seeing is distorted.
My habit for many years was to compare myself--initially to my sister, then to classmates, colleagues. My sister is a pharmacist now and I am a single mother who is struggling. I still compare myself to her and it breaks my heart every time because I feel like she is so amazing and i'm such a failure.
You said it so much better than I ever could. Comparing myself to others is a constant battle within inside of me.
Do you resemble your brother or sister? If you weren’t adopted, you have the same parents; therefore, you have the same genes. Thus, it is very reasonable to expect you to look like your brother or sister. My sister and I, however, don’t resemble each other at all. I am tall, but she is very short. I have short dark brown hair and green eyes. I always wanted a brother or sister to care about them and to have someone to fight with. I succeeded to become an independent and self-confident person owing to proper upbringing, but now I really miss such a person in my life. Comparison Quotes Quotes tagged as "comparison" (showing of ) “How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.”.
I knew I had to stop, so I turned to my friend google who found me this article. It made me feel good about myself as I read it, and I plan to use the lessons to change myself.