The Comparison Trap - Week 3
This series is about that subtle voice in the back of our heads - the one that constantly grades ourselves based on what everyone else is doing. It's something that we all wrestle with, yet no one talks about. The world we live in tells us "this is good, that is better" in so many areas in our life. You have a smartphone? Well, it's not as cool as that other phone. You drive this type of car? Too bad it's not this other car.
Have you ever looked at someone else and thought, “Does he/she have more ______ than me?” Comparison is being caught in the trap of constantly asking how we measure up to others. “Do they have more money than me?” “Do they get more attention from others?” “Are they more talented than me?” We preoccupy ourselves with these questions, but God has a better plan. Jesus tells us a story of three servants, each entrusted with a certain amount of money, to illustrate the question God would have us ask—a question that will free us from the comparison trap once and for all.
This week, we're wrapping up our Comparison Trap series. The "bottom line" for our conversation on Sunday is this: What really matters is what you do with what you have. You may have less than others, or you may have more. What God looks at is how you use it.