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The Comparing Debate
It can be easy to compare          You are not made exactly the samewith your peers. Maybe you        as another. Each per...
You’re different and unique.    measure what you’re being askedWhen God looks at you, He doesn’t   to do against what your...
The next time you’re tempted with                                                 thoughts of “it’s not fair,” try to do  ...
The comparing debate
The comparing debate
The comparing debate
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The comparing debate

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The comparing debate

  1. 1. The Comparing Debate
  2. 2. It can be easy to compare You are not made exactly the samewith your peers. Maybe you as another. Each person is created withlook at those around you and a unique set of abilities, personality,measure what is expected from characteristics, and is influenced byyou against what others are a different set of circumstances. Ifexpected to do. Or perhaps a everyone were from the same mold,lot of good things seem to be then there might be a greater chancehappening in the life of one of that you’d be getting the same set ofyour friends, and you feel that experiences as others. But are youyou deserve the same. Comparing alike in every way to anyone whom younegatively allows a large cloud know? No! God has created everyonecalled “injustice” to block the differently, which includes each havingbright rays of joy that would his or her own set of strengths andotherwise fill your life. weaknesses.
  3. 3. You’re different and unique. measure what you’re being askedWhen God looks at you, He doesn’t to do against what your peerscompare you with anyone else, so are doing, or what you are givenneither should you. compared to what others are given. So how do you get that cloud Doing that is a pathway to feelingsof comparing to disappear? Don’t of negativity and sadness.compare negatively! Don’t try to
  4. 4. The next time you’re tempted with thoughts of “it’s not fair,” try to do the following: 1. Say, “I’m not going to compare what I have or don’t have with anyone else, because God loves me, and is taking care of me in the way He knows is best.” 2. If you are still tempted to compare, do some positive comparing instead. Count all those many blessings Jesus has given you personally. Positive comparing is good, as it encourages you and strengthens your muscles of praise and positiveness. If you’re faithful to look on the bright side of things, you’ll soon find that those creeping clouds of comparing have blown away, and you can enjoy the sunny skies of happiness and contentment once again. S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Contentment-2eAuthored by R. A. Watterson. Illustrations by David Komic. Design by Christia Copeland. Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2011 by The Family International

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