When You’re Tempted to Compare by Holley Gerth

I think in this day and age, we are always trying to be someone other than who we are. Why is that? Is the world and the things of it that important? We want acceptance, approval and to fit in. Why would we want to be like anyone else? Don’t we love one of a kind things that make them different and unique? Well, that’s how our Father sees us. We are all wonderfully and uniquely created and we are perfect just the way we are. Let the world appreciate you today! I hope this blesses you. Viv

When You’re Tempted to Compare
Holley Gerth

Dear You,

We all compare ourselves to others at times. We look at other women and ask ourselves, “Why can’t I be more like her?” So let me lean across the table and tell you today that you are exactly who you’re created to be.

Before you took your first breath, God placed gifts within you. He wove you together with strengths, abilities, and that smile of yours that lights up a room. He made you irreplaceable.

There’s one thing no other person in the world can do better than you, and that’s simply being you.

You are made in the image of God, and there’s a part of who he is that only shows up in this world through you. You may feel ordinary, but you’re anything but that, sweet girl. You are a masterpiece. A bit of the divine. Extraordinary.

When you let your heart receive that, believe it, live it, then you’re simply agreeing with God. That’s not pride. It’s actually the greatest humility to say, “Yes, God, I affirm that all you made is good—and that includes me too because of you.”

And not only did he form you before you were born, but he also made you a new creation when you gave your life to Jesus. Not simply a new person—a new creation.

In other words, a completely unique being. Here’s why that matters: if there’s only one of something, it can’t be compared. You’re not compared by God to anyone else, and that means you don’t have to compare yourself to others either. You’re accepted, cherished, and even celebrated just as you are.

Will you simply offer this world the gift of you today?


Holley Gerth

(inspired by Gen. 1:31; Ps. 139:14; 2 Cor. 5:17)

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