Daily Devotional “Inside Stories”
February 03, 2023
We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves.
When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.
Sometimes we like to imagine swapping lives with others—lives that look more attractive and desirable than our own.
The cleaned-up, airbrushed impression we get on social media makes us envious of their opportunities, their marriage, their vacations, or their families.
But the truth is, we really don’t know what’s inside their lives, behind those smiling “selfies” they post.
At the same time, we tend to forget our own inside story. We forget how God has equipped and enabled us with special abilities to cope, grow, and thrive through life’s challenges.
We forget the loyal friends and wonderful people he has placed around us and the many times he has helped us, encouraged us, forgiven us, and pulled us out of trouble.
We forget the incomparable, eternal purposes he has for our lives. Would we really want to swap places with someone else?
How much better to be thankful and content with God’s provision!
Lord, please forgive me for allowing envy into my heart.
Forgive me for comparing myself, my opportunities, and my circumstances to the superficial impressions I have of other people’s situations.
Forgive me for so quickly forgetting all of your many kindnesses, miraculous provisions, Holy Spirit-inspired insights, and songs in the night.
Thank you for making me who I am and placing me where I am.
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