better

more attractive, appealing, effective, useful, etc.

We’re always striving to be better – whether it’s at work, with friends, in our looks or talents; we constantly seek to improve ourselves. While that is not wrong whatsoever, there comes a point where correction becomes comparison. It’s no longer ‘how can I be better’, but it’s ‘how can I be better than them’. We turn everything in life into a competition and we end up vying for attention in everything. Comparison ruins relationships when we allow it to seep between us and our friends and loved ones, it saps the life out of everything it touches. We fail to recognize that we are highly favoured. God made us in his image, saw that we were good, and set up apart from the rest of creation to pursue relationship with him. He didn’t just choose one person, he chose us all – each one.

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