"There will always be someone better than you at something, and someone worse."
Do you ever go through times when you just think you're better than other people? No particular reason, just that your that much cooler, smarter, prettier, have a better relationship with God, have better fashion sense, better skills and talents and gifts, better friends, better smile, better books, better teachers, better life...?
Oh yeah. I think we're contantly slipping into that, "At least I'm doing better than that girl," or "But that's okay, because I'm cooler." I know I am. Slipping into that constantly, I mean. Not better.
How do we stop thinking and acting like this? Well, I think it's a case of two things.
1) Being taken down a level, being humbled. Can be a bit rough, maybe hurt a bit -- but at least you no longer think you're better than everyone else. A humbling experience is definitely good for us.
2) Asking God to help us. Nothing can be done without Him -- and nothing is impossible with Him.
How can we be the girlz God made us to be if we're going around thinking we're so much better than other people? You know, those people who you just don't like or maybe you're jealous of someone and try to make youself seem better than them.
Making yourself seem better than them really isn't going to help make you be the best you can be, isn't it? God's gonna help with that. I know from experience.
To me, it's kinda like surrendering; you have give it to God over and over again. Oh, wait. This is surrendering, isn't it?
So our challenge now is to surrender this to God. Be the girlz He wants us to be. Not the world. Dude, they'd never be happy.
I know that I think I'm so much better than other people.
I'm not. In your eyes, we're all equal. You love us all.
Why do I strive to be better than everyone else? I put so much time into it,
when really I should be listening to You and doing what you tell me to do.
I know it.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.