I compare constantly. I do it inwardly. I do it outwardly. Sometimes I even do it vindictively.
Earlier this week, I read some incredibly convicting words from Mike McHargue, writing for Donald Miller’s Storyline Blog:
When we stop comparing, life stops being a race to a finish line and becomes an adventure we share with others.
The entire post is great, so if this is an area of struggle for you, I encourage you to take the time to read it as well. It’s short and to the point, but the words and truth contained therein will serve me for many years to come. I’d like to revisit those words any time I feel myself veering into pride or envy with the hope that they might recenter my focus on fulfilling my purpose in this eternal story.
As Asher Roth so astutley declares in ‘G.R.I.N.D.’: “happiness isn’t about getting what you want all the time, it’s about loving what you have”. Amen.