Last week we talked about how to have a grateful heart Today we are going to make sure we know what comparison is so that we know how to kick it to the curb.
The thing about comparison is that it can be very sneaky. I used to think of it only in the sense of coveting another’s belongings or gifts, but that is only one of its forms. Comparison can also come in the form of vanity and pride. Do you celebrate another’s failures or secretly wish that she doesn’t get what she wants? That’s comparison, too. I’d never thought of it that way until I read Comparison Trap by Sandra Stanley. In this timely book, she helps you uncover secret thought patterns that are unknowingly killing your friendships and relationships with those you love.
This week, we will take a look at how to kick these ugly thoughts out. We will begin to identify our unhealthy thought processes and look at just how icky this sin can be. It may not be fun or pretty, but the work will be worth it. I hope you’ll do what you need to do to find freedom from this trap!