“The comparison mud pit traps us through our areas of insecurity, and there are so many ways to compare ourselves: physical appearance, where someone else is in life compared to where you are, what someone else has over what you have. Whatever the case, our jealousy knocks us off course . . .
This sneaky pit comes into our lives causing us to feel unqualified, too late, left behind, forgotten, inadequate, insecure, unbeautiful . . . and it’s breaking our Heavenly Father’s heart.
‘For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.’ Ephesians 2:10 NLT
Did you catch that? Do you know what that really is?
A masterpiece is “a work done with extraordinary skill; a supreme intellectual or artistic achievement.”
Let that just soak in for a minute . . .
YOU are a masterpiece, designed by the Divine Artist Himself, with extraordinary skill.
A skill like no other.
The ultimate artistic achievement was met in God’s design when He made you.
Each masterpiece is done with complete precision, paying attention to even the smallest detail with genuine care.
Here’s the truth:
Each ‘copy’ made after the original automatically goes down in value. Think about that . . . YOU were not made to be a cheap copy.
You were made to be an authentic, original, masterpiece.”
Life is Muddy (Chapter 8: The Comparison Mud Pit)