We are always comparing ourselves to each other, and sometimes that voice in our head can tell us that we’re not good enough. We’re not a good enough person/parent/child/sibling/friend, we’re not smart enough, strong enough, special enough… the list can go on and on. But whoever you’re comparing yourself to, they can never be you.
You are unique and special just as you are – you don’t have to prove yourself to anybody or try to be anyone other than yourself. Social media and Facebook have only heightened the comparison game, but remember that everyone is only displaying their highlight reel, not what goes on behind the scenes. It’s not your job, your wealth, your social status, the clothes you wear, the car you drive, or the gadgets you have that make you special. The people who really love you, they love you for you, not any of the external stuff. You are enough, just as you are.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:13-14)
Game Plan: If you find yourself feeling ‘unworthy’ or ‘less than’ while browsing Facebook, it’s probably a good idea to make a change. If you don’t want to unplug for awhile, sort through and clean out your friend list, and always remember not to compare someone’s best day with your average day.