When I was in college I dated a guy who told me he was less blessed than the rest of the world and that God had somehow overlooked him.
Have you felt overlooked by God ~ like you missed the blessing, the promotion, the girlfriend, the health, the wealth, the dream?
I believe God would say, “Don’t believe the lies. I’m your all-sufficient one. Open your eyes. I’ll take care of you. Trust Me. I have only My best in mind for you!”
In blessing us with kids, God shows us His perspective on comparison. Parents know their kids are winners, but when someone gets the bigger piece of pie, they tend to become pathetic whiners!
They even compare trials. “How come I get a five minute time out when Johnny only gets a two minute time out?”
Adults compare bigger toys and trials (ie. houses, muscles, cars, cellulite, kids’ behavior, bank accounts, body parts and overall poundage).
When we’re tempted to think God isn’t fair, it helps to remember, “When someone has been given much, much will be required in return.” (Luke 12:48) It all balances in the end. Susie’s big house requires twice the time and energy. Terrific Tina’s trio of talents leave her more accountable to God for how she uses them.
I’ve got an idea: Why don’t you and I give our heavenly Daddy a break by fasting from comparison for a month? We’ll get skinny in the whineys and bulked up in trust and contentment!
I wonder who will become the most contentment ~ you or me!? 😉
“When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.” 2 Corinthians 10:12
“What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.” Philippians 3:8
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18