Comparison is the thief of joy. Have you ever noticed this play out in your own life? I know I have. Whether it’s a peer’s great accomplishment at school, an amazing worship moment led by a fellow musician, or another wife who seems to have it all together. One way or another, this sinful nuisance tries to creep into my life telling me what I have been given is not enough. Sadly, I often allow it. I truly believe comparison is one of the most effective tools Satan uses to draw us away from God. Why? Because it works. We begin to question why we haven’t been given more, causing us to lose focus on what He has given us.
In my time with Jesus this week, I read through Matthew 25:14-30. In this passage, Jesus gives us a parable in which three servants are each entrusted with an amount of money while their master is away. If you haven’t read this passage in awhile, I encourage you to do so. Three things stand out to me while I read it.
1) We are all entrusted with gifts.
2) We are responsible for what we have been given.
3) It’s not how much we have been given, but what we do with it that matters to our Father.
My prayer this week is that God continues to teach me to use what I have been entrusted, to glorify and please Him- not me. Don’t let comparison be the thief of your joy this week.