beyourselfYou will always be able to look around and find someone more talented than you, more gifted than you, stronger than you, wiser than you, better looking than you.  It’s a given, if you look for it, you WILL find it.  We all seem to do this at some point, but why?  Is it to be discouraged and give up on being anything or anyone?  Or is it to motivate us to do better, become famous or more important?  Why do we compare ourselves with everyone else in the world?

God made each of us unique and the only way we can become the best US we can be is to stop comparing ourselves.  Start searching for the great talents and giftings, the strengths and wisdom, and the beauty that is in YOU!  Then allow that to motivate you to do everything God has planned for you from the beginning.

How do you this, you might ask?  Dig into God’s word.  Spend time reading it and meditating on it.  Allow GOD to show you who you are and be satisfied with the fact that HE knows your name!  That’s the best fame one can acquire!

One of my favorite songs out right now is by Francesca Battistelli and the chorus says this…

I don’t need my name in lights
I’m famous in my Father’s eyes
Make no mistake
He knows my name
I’m not living for applause
I’m already so adored
It’s all His stage
He knows my name

God knows your name, He knows how He can use you, what He can use you for, where He can use you and who He can use you to reach.  Trying to be what someone else is won’t make you usable.

Oh, don’t worry; we wouldn’t dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as the standard of measurement. How ignorant!2 Corinthians 10:12

Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. – Galatians 6:4

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