The enemy of contentment

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Psalm 139:14

A little boy named Adam wanted to be like his friend Bobby. Adam loved the way Bobby walked and talked. But Bobby wanted to be just like Charlie. Something about Charlie’s stride intrigued him.

Charlie, on the other hand, was impressed with Danny. But Danny, of all things, had a hero as well. He wanted to be just like Adam.

So Adam was imitating Bobby, who was imitating Charlie, who was imitating Danny, who was imitating Adam.

Turns out, all Adam had to do was be himself!

It’s been said that comparison is the enemy of contentment. And when we spend our lives comparing ourselves to others, we miss out on the joy God gives us by delighting in how He created us.

Don’t compare yourself to others. You’ll never be content. Rejoice that God made you unique – fearfully and wonderfully – and that you have a specific role to play in His Kingdom!


Prayer Challenge

Thank God for how He’s made you fearfully and wonderfully – and for the role you have to play in His Kingdom.


Questions for Thought

Why do you think we struggle with comparison to others?

What heart attitude is at the center of that struggle?