Warrior Pt. 4 “The Comparison Trap”January 24, 2021
What it looks like to be a man or woman warrior of God.
Galatians 6:4-5 The Message
4-5 Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
Romans 12:4-6 MSG
4-6 So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.
Warriors fight comparison with compliments.
LIFE GROUP DISCUSSION
- In what area(s) in our lives do we tend to compare ourselves with others?
- Why do you think we are so prone to compare ourselves with others? Does your comparing lead you to feel worse or better about yourself?
- When we compare ourselves to others, how do you think this impacts how we view or treat those people?
- Read Galatians 6:4-5 The Message – 4-5 Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
- What do you think God is trying to say to us through these words from Paul the apostle? What does it look like for you to not compare but take responsibility for your own life?
- One of the best ways to avoid the comparison trap is by choosing to compliment the very people we compare ourselves to. Who do you need to begin complimenting?
Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.
- Stop and take time to share prayer requests and pray for one another.
- Who do you compare yourself to? Begin to go out of your way to in-person, or over the phone, or via text to compliment them on something specific.