Theodore roosevelt knew what he was talking about when he made this statement. too often, we play a game with jealousy and that green-eyed monster always seems to win. jealousy is where comparison flows from, and sometimes, those raging waters can be mentally damaging.
we see someone who is better-looking, skinnier, has a more successful career, is a "better" christian, is further along in life, the list goes on and on. suddenly, we see ourselves as less than who we were five seconds before.
our identities are found in god, not in material possessions, and we’re the light of the world (matthew 5:14). we’re all running our own life's race, and god never messes up. he never makes junk.
so the next time you find yourself comparing, make sure it's to you. strive to be better than you were the day before. keep god first, and always remember to run your own race.
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Hope you had a wonderful sunday, friends. may you know you are delighted in and loved, and that god always has the final say—victory, restoration, hope, love, joy, freedom. he is the author of our story. truth wins. ❤️