I was reading a few weeks ago and came across at Craig Groeschel quote. Craig said "When comparison ends, contentment begins"! What a great word and I thought I would share 4 things to help us as we do our best not to compare ourselves to each other. It's important in minister especially worship ministry to rely on the giftedness that God gave you and give that gift back to Him at 100%.
1. Remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made
God made you just like He wants you to be. He knew that the gifts you have are the ones you could use to help build His Kingdom. God doesn't make any mistakes.
2. We all have different strengths and weaknesses
Look around, we are all gifted in many different ways. It is this gifting difference that makes ministry so fun. As you minister, you realize how God brings people in to help you with gifts different than yours.
3. Choose compliments over comparison
One of the quickest ways to become discouraged is to compare yourself to others. I would rather see us build others up and put others first! Look around today and see who you can build up.
4. Rely on God's opinion of you
You are a child of God, His word even calls you a "Friend of God" God loved you so much that He gave his one and only son to save you from yourself. His opinion of you is very high!
I am the Worship & Music Catalyst for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.