I am just one person. I am the same as others in many ways, yet, i am also different. I don’t have to really think on this too much to know it.
Comparison of self with others is a risky business. In the action of comparing we take our eyes off of the Lord. There is no way to compare and not run into judgement issues. Either we think of our self as better, or we think of our self as worse. We can never think of our similarities with another when we begin to compare.
When we compare and think of our self as “worse than”, we often want to be someone other than who we are. We can even become discouraged. But, if we were looking at God, He would show us that we are unique in what we see, and who we are, and that it is special. If we are looking to God, He shows us that we don’t need to be someone else.
When we compare and think of our self as “better than”, we can become selfish and self centered. But, if we were looking to God, He would show us that we are unique, that our life is our special gift, to share and to give in God’s glory. He would show us that each person is Loved by God.
Each of us is special. We each have a life and perspective and feelings that are unique. And if we are looking to God; walking, speaking and listening to God, we are more likely to be led to see “one another” and “ourselves” the way that God sees us.
God made me to be me, to see from these eyes, to hear with these ears, to touch with these hands, and to feel with this heart. And to do it all with Him. To first look to the One who made me, and who knows me better than anyone. And to remember that the Lord is the One who Loves me in that undeniable way that is only His.