When you play the comparison game you are like the two cows that saw the milk truck go by with a sign, "Pasteurized, homogenized and Vitamin A added." One cow said to the other, "Makes you feel sort of inadequate, doesn't it?"
Comparing yourself to someone else is like comparing apples to oranges. It doesn't compare, and Scripture tells us it's not wise.
“For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” (2 Corinthians 10:12)
The curse of comparison is it produces inferiority or superiority. Another way of saying it is that it produces insecurity or pride. When you meet someone, you are always measuring yourself. Am I better than or worst than them? Comparison also produces anger towards God. Instead of rejoicing with someone because they are blessed. Comparison causes us to ask the question, "Why are they blessed, and I'm not?" Comparison opens the door to satan in our lives.
"Comparison is the death of joy." Mark Twain
The cause of comparison is lack of acceptance. We must remember that no one has the whole package. We need each other. The other causes of comparison are lack of identity and covetousness. Covetousness is saying, "I want their life because I don't like mine. I want their life, their spouse, their house, their car, their business, their income, etc." Covetousness is ingratitude at the highest level with a fist in the face of God.
The cure of comparison is to glorify God, be thankful and renew your mind. Glorify means to magnify - make God bigger. Thankfulness is having an attitude of gratitude. Gratitude = Grace & Attitude. Thank God who you are; what you are; and where you are! We renew our minds by setting our them on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:2)
God will help you be all that you can be, but He will never help you be someone else.
When you focus your attention on who you aren't by comparing yourself with someone else, you lose sight of who you need to become.
Don't judge your behind-the-scenes by someone else's highlight reel. You are YOUnique! BE YOU…THERE IS NO COMPARISON!