It doesn't take too much effort to find myself smack dab in the middle of the comparison game. And when I do that, I always end up on the short end of the comparison. Funny how that works, isn't it?
But it doesn't take long before I remember that I am who I am because I am who God made me to be. If I were just like so and so or whoever it is I am comparing myself to, then I wouldn't be the unique, fearfully, and wonderfully made child of God that I am meant to be.
Also, when I do find myself in the midst of that comparison game, I'm basically saying that I don't think that me, that fearfully and wonderfully made child of the God who doesn't make mistakes, is not good enough. So did God mess up when He designed me? Or you? I think not.
If you find yourself thinking you just don't measure up, remember this:
Did you catch that? A little lower than the heavenly beings?? Crowned with GLORY and HONOR??
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. Psalm 8.3-5
I'd say that maybe I'm okay afterall. And so are you!