Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
Shakespeare puts it this way in “Much Ado About Nothing”. Comparisons are odious!
So true. We often tell ourselves and kids this. Don’t compare yourself. Be yourself.
Comparisons are exhausting.
Comparisons stifle. It is not the look at me to model yourself like Paul says.
But instead it is a look of envy, jealousy and resentment.
It is the seasons of try outs, job hunting, yards and gardens, course selections and proms.
Easier said than done.
We keep on keeping on though, don’t we?
Because He gives hope.
He does not compare but makes new.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17