Let us not become vainglorious and self-conceited, competitive and challenging and provoking and irritating to one another, envying and being jealous of one another.
— Galatians 5:26 (AMPC)
In Galatians 6:4 the apostle Paul exhorts you to grow in the Lord until you come to the point you can have the personal satisfaction and joy of doing something commendable in itself alone without resorting to boastful comparison with other people.
Thank God, once you know who you are in Christ, you are set free from the stress of comparison and competition. You know you have worth and value apart from your works and accomplishments. Therefore, you can do your best to glorify God, rather than just trying to be better than someone else. What a glorious, wonderful freedom to be secure in Christ and not have to be controlled by strife, envy or jealousy.
You can be who God created you to be and enjoy the freedom of seeing yourself the way Christ sees you! He loves you that much and He doesn’t make mistakes!
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for loving me just the way I am. Help me to see myself the way you see me – made right through Your Blood! In Jesus’ name, amen.