Stop comparing your calling
Romans 12:4-6 – In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we?
So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.
One of my worst habits is comparing myself to other people. Don’t we all do it? In some way or another, we fixate on an area of someone else’s life and wonder why ours doesn’t look like that. We wonder why we don’t look as thin, or why we don’t earn as much money.
But God never intended for us all to look and be the same. That’s why we have different names, different finger prints and entirely different personalities. He created us all individually – He carefully crafted our varying traits and our differing faces.
We’re all differently made, which means we all have different callings. Some of us are called to be teachers, and therefore have the gift of communicating and relating to small children. Some of us have the gift of communication, and are called to preach the word wherever we are planted. Some of us are gifted with creativity, and so God calls us to shine His light in our own innovative, artistic means. Some of us are blessed with a good job and stable finances, so that we can then be a blessing to others and help the poor.
We all have our own meaning and our own function in His body. A toe can’t pretend to be a thumb. A leg will never be a finger. We need to stick to what God has made us and called us to be.
Stop comparing, and live your own life the way God intended it.