Resist The Temptation Of Comparison

Blessed with a bright and beautiful day, something is definitely different this year compared to when we first moved here which was constantly gray. We’re months and months away from sunflower season but the brightness of today is definitely something a sunflower would enjoy. I am looking forward to planting again.

Looking through my picture archives, I found one with different colored petals. That is what we are as a body of believers. We are like sunflowers and we all look to the Light (John 8:12) each in our own uniqueness.

Resist the temptation of comparing yourself to someone else. It’s a distraction. He has work for you to do. All Jesus says to each one of us is “Follow me.”

For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Romans 12:3-8

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