Contrast & Focus: Adjustments Needed
She’s prettier than I am. But, I’m thinner than those two. My clothes aren’t as nice as theirs. I am so much smarter than a lot of people. Why is it easier for him to… I would never do…
My self-image – constantly adjusting. Image sharpened. Image blurred. Image quality up. Image quality down. Too much contrast. Bad focus. Result: Image – twisted.
I looked up the word compare in a Bible reference, in an attempt to learn about not comparing myself to others. What I found was that most of the references were to God.
For who in the skies above can compare with the Lord? Who is like the Lord among the heavenly beings? Ps 89:6
Among the gods there is none like you, o Lord; no deeds can compare with yours. Ps 86:8
What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ Phil 3:8
I guess there’s my answer. If I am focused on Christ, rather than other poeple and myself, I will find that nothing else compares, and seek Him.