Never Compare

These. are. wise. words.

It’s so easy to be envious of others, but we are neither equipped to handle the blessings or the struggles of another’s journey.

When I find myself wanting the life or marriage or ministry of someone else, I speak these simple words out loud. They offer me immediate perspective and…

…calm me down.

I begin to feel content again with where I am in the process of life, knowing that when the time is right God will promote me. He has me where I am now because I need these specific life experiences before I can step into the next chapter.

“Never compare your journey with anyone elses.” – unknown


  1. Heather says

    very simply put but such an extremely important message for us all… even our children can should be shown this lesson.

  2. Lauren says

    Nothing is ever what it seems. Those who “shine” and get the attention in their ministries pay an incredible price to get there. The paparazzi are watching their every move and they live under the incredible pressure of feeling they must be perfect. Also…fame is fleeting. The important thing to remember is that we are here for Him… to love Him, to serve Him, to model Him and to shine where he has us planted. For every life that gets chosen for something “greater” there are dozens and dozens of people who are changing the world one person at a time. God needs both! Their are people in the Bible who are mentioned one time…and others whose stories are well-known among believers. God is no respector of persons though…David is just as important as the widow who shared her mite. Learning to want what God wants for us is an important lesson. I really appreciated this devotional.

  3. says

    Lauren, appreciate your passion! And I stand in agreement with you! God has different plans for us all, so wanting what another has is essentially telling God He doesn’t know what He’s doing. No, thanks. :) Be Blessed, sister!

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