Cancel Comparing Yourself To Others

Many men would love to have led Sean Connery’s life. Tall, handsome and dashing, Connery was the original agent 007 in James Bond movies. Connery traveled the world to shoot movies in exotic places. He won an academy award and three Golden Globe awards.

Yet, when asked in an interview why he continued to act at age 62, Connery gave a surprising answer: “Because I get the opportunity to be somebody better and more interesting than I am.”

Many people feel like Connery. They don’t see their lives as measuring up to others.

As Sean D. Smith said: "One of the fastest ways of discouraging yourself and getting trapped by the sin of envy is when you compare yourself to others. God has a specific plan for you and you won’t accomplish that plan by looking at others."

President Theodore Roosevelt put it this way, "Comparison is the thief of joy.”

What does the Bible say about comparing ourselves to others?

Each of you must examine your own actions. Then you can be proud of your own accomplishments without comparing yourself to others. Assume your own responsibility. (Galatians 6:4-5 GW)

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