Keeping with the Joneses

Posted in March 2, 2017

Have you ever looked at your neighbors and compared yourself to them? From your front door, their lives look pretty great. They look like they have it all together. Maybe their yard is immaculate or their house looks like it should be featured in a magazine.

Do you feel like you don’t measure up? The enemy wants you to think that their life is easier than yours and that they are better than you.

Truthfully, no one is living a perfect life. Everyone experiences heartache, pain and sleepless nights at times. Don’t allow insecurity and the comparison game to keep you from loving your neighbor. Chances are, they may be sitting on their porch thinking that your life looks pretty great. The things and people that you may be comparing yourself to may appear good on the outside, but you don’t know what is on the inside of their heart and that is truly what matters to God.

Everything that glitters isn’t gold. You may not know what a person is struggling with. They may have nice things, but you don’t know what they may have sacrificed to get them.

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

I encourage you to stop comparing yourself to others. God has given us all different gifts. They all work together to build the same kingdom. Spend time enjoying your God given abilities and use them to glorify His kingdom.

 

Troy Miller
President & CEO

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