Comparison: The Joy Thief

27 Dec

Fish

“If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.” Galatians 6:3-5

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

Have you thought about the joy thief—the thing that seeks to rob of us our joy; casually, slyly, diverting our attention from the Lord to our accomplishments and possessions that don’t quite measure up?

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” —Theodore Roosevelt

Comparison not only steals our joy it weakens our faith; drawing us into the shade of self and the shadows where discontent…

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