I think certain sins will be a constant struggle on this earth. Personally, comparing myself to others is one of them. I can have such a good week and then bam, I start to compare, get bitter and wish God has given me different gifts and talents. It's a fast decline and one that I can sit in if my eyes are not focused on Christ.

I want to be better. I want to grow more each and every day into the likeness of Jesus Christ. Oh how I want that so bad, yet my actions often tell Christ differently. God is showing me that wanting this is an honourable thing that He desires, but my tactics of comparing myself and putting myself down doesn't get me anywhere close to this goal.

God has been speaking the truth of His word over me this week. Reminding me of His great plans for each one of His children.

Think about it for a second. Before God even made the world or universe He knew you. He knew you would be born in this generation, He has specific things He wants you to do and accomplish in this time period. He didn't mess up and wanted you born in 1500's and now you are stuck in the 21st century. He has a purpose for your life now and has made you perfectly to accomplish those plans. There is no need to compare yourself to others. God made you perfectly for such a time as this.

Acts 13:36 "For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid among his father and underwent decay."

I love this verse. I think I've shared this verse on the blog before but it is one that I speak over my life every time I start to compare. 

"For Madeline, after she had served the purpose of God in her own generation, fell asleep…"

I want that! Lord, I want you to be able to say that verse over my life when I undergo decay. I want to serve the purpose of God in my generation. Comparison robs and distracts me of my purpose. Comparison also tells God He didn't do a good enough job creating me.

Do you struggle with comparing? Are you living out your purpose in your generation?

Speak that verse over your life heading into the weekend.

Come back on Monday for another post:)
Happy Weekend!

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