Sweet Blessings- Guest Post

I am excited to have my bloggy friend, Jenifer Metzger, sharing with us today from Sweet Blessings. Please hop on over to her blog to read more sweet daily devotions.


Thou Shalt Not Compare

She always dresses so nice; I wish I had her sense of fashion.

She is always so organized; I wish I had her skills.

She has more blog followers; I wish I had that many.

She plays the piano so well; I wish I could remember how to play.

She has lost so much weight; I wish I could.

Do any of these sound familiar? Do you ever compare yourself to someone? I venture to say we all have. We know someone who seems to have it all together while we struggle. We know someone who has great blog posts up early every morning without fail while we struggle to know what to write. It is so easy to compare ourselves to others. To get pulled into that pit of thinking we are not good enough.

One of my favorite quotes says this, “The grass isn’t greener on the other side. It is greener where you water and fertilize it.” The grass is never greener on the other side. While we are comparing ourselves to someone because she always seems to have it together because her kids are always clean and wearing matching hair bows, her marriage may be failing. While we are comparing ourselves to someone because they always have on name brand clothes and take nice vacations, they may be dealing with health issues. Everyone is dealing with something. No one is perfect.

“Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else.” Galatians 6:4

We were created in the likeness of God. We are His children. We have no reason to compare ourselves with others. We need to fertilize our own lives. My desire is to have a confidence in who I am in Christ that I do not feel the need to compare myself to others. I belong to the Most High King. I am loved and cherished by Him.

Friends, the next time you start to compare yourself to another, stop and praise God for your life. Praise Him for who He made you to be and where He has brought you to. The Word says we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Be confident in knowing you are His!

Eileen, thank you for having me today! I appreciate you sharing your blog with me. Blessings to you my friend.

About the author:

Jenifer Metzger is a child of God, wife to Jeremy, mother to four blessings and woman learning to say “yes” to God. She enjoys blogging daily devotions at Sweet Blessings and ministering to women at Woman to Woman Ministries. Jenifer and her family live in Kansas where they are assisting in a church plant.

9 thoughts on “Sweet Blessings- Guest Post

  1. Kissed by the Creator

    Love the photo and needed this today. I think comparing is often the beginning of erosion in our self worth. Thanks for the gentle reminder!

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  2. Deane

    Yes, I think we all compare ourselves with another, I know I am so guilty of this. I have spent time doing this when I could have been watering and fertilizing the 'grass'. You have put it the manner we should look at it. This is a great reminder, thanks. Blessings to you.

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  3. Lisa

    God made me this way – on purpose! 🙂 And all His blessings are perfect for me and my situation. It's so hard not to compare ourselves with others, but it's easier when we keep our eyes on Jesus and not ourselves. Great post!

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  4. Faith Imagined

    Comparison is a dark, ugly path that I try very hard to stay clear of. I do love to look at women's lives, though, that are beautiful, shining lights for God. These lives motivate and affirm me and my walk! I rejoice when I see God's glory on His children 🙂

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  5. Phather Phil Malmstrom

    Wonderful Word Jenifer! It's easy to allow those whispers of doubt get inside our heads and corrupt our thinking, but God made us all the way we are for a reason, and a purpose which makes us all wonderful just as we are!

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  6. Eileen

    Thanks again, Jenifer. Enjoyed having you here. Comparison is definitely an area we all struggle with at one time or another. I liked your advice…we need to stop and praise God for our life and who He has made us to be!

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  7. Fields of gold

    What an easy trap to get snared in… Great reminder Jennifer! Before my feet hit the floor, I begin my day with thanks to the Lord. It certainly does help adjust my gottaneeditwannahaveits!

    Super guest post, Eileen. Thanks to both of you!

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  8. Tiffini

    Yes…great reminder! how easy we can all fall into this trap..even in Christian circles. We are not immune.
    I too..have been practicing thanksgiving upon waking and it is making a huge difference in my daily living.:)
    thank you for sharing Jenifer with us:)
    happy holiday weekend
    xo

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