This week’s message at The Water’s Edge is about comparison and how it effects us spiritually, emotionally, and relationally. The following is from Prayers Fom The Water’s Edge. I encourage you to pray it this week as WE prepare to worship together.
You have created me wonderfully complex. (Psalm 139:14)
You tell me I am Your masterpiece. (Ephesians 2:10)
Yet sometimes I don’t believe what You know about me.
I compare myself to others.
Finances and friendships.
Accomplishments and appearances.
Many of my comparisons are inaccurate.
They are based on my perceptions of others and not reality.
I am too critical and judgmental of myself.
I have wasted time and energy comparing myself with others.
Comparison has caused resentment towards myself.
Comparison has taken away my joy.
Let me be grateful for who I am and what I have.
Let me compete less and collaborate more.
Let me be inspired by others and become a better me.
Teach me to embrace who I am.
Make my only comparisons to my past self.
Help me develop into the person You want me to become.