Comparison Steals Joy

It is such an effective thief and I’m the one who allows it. Today, I ushered it in. I was thinking about a new skill I want to master in lettering. Something I’ve been practicing for a short while. I don’t have the muscle memory yet and it’s discouraging. So, I went over to different Instagram accounts and websites of talented letterers, to observe and learn. I bought practice sheets from one of those artists and then I just started comparing myself. Without any hesitation, my joy evaporated. I started doubting and questioning myself. I didn’t even want to keep doing this. Even though, I know better, I just let it runaway with my joy. Comparison of self to others is the epitome of wasted energy. I still feel the vestiges of it in my heart, but I trust Him to restore it in this area.

“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.” Galatians 6:4-5 The Message

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