I don’t know about you, but one of the things that is hard for me is when I compare myself to others. Does anyone else have that issue?
Although God has been working on me for many years on this topic, I see the comparison/jealousy bug pop up from time to time. Whether its the size of my house, or car I drive, or my job title, or the approximate balance I have in my stock portfolio, thoughts of comparing myself to others, never seems to far away.
Every time the thought comes to my mind, I need to fall back on my convictions of what I hold to be true, that is, it really doesn’t matter what you have and what I have. I just need to be faithful to doing my best. My self-worth is not based on my net worth, and certainly not on yours.
I also need to be careful about recognizing that sometimes appearances are not always what they seem. I’m not bringing this up as a way of making myself feel better, but to just point out an additional truth I need to tell myself often (appearances can be deceiving).
Anyway, here is an interesting article I think you will find helpful: too many people are pretending to be rich