When I set out on a journey to ask women how they overcome the comparison trap, I noticed several themes. A big theme was love, which makes sense. Loving others, loving the journey God has called us on, and loving the person God has created us to be.
While I believe comparison is a struggle all women will experience, I’ve found the best way to overcome the comparison trap is to focus on serving others out of love. If we focus on letting our love of Christ overflow as we serve those around us, we won’t have the time or the desire to focus on comparison. – Chloe Arnold
For me, love is the best way to overcome comparison. I try to celebrate other’s victories and focus on loving others well instead of competing. That includes loving myself, instead of feeling guilt or shame. It isn’t always easy and some times I have to force it, but it definitely helps get rid of any jealousy or comparison thoughts. – Meg Prellwitz
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. / 1 Cor. 13
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I'm Ali. I write about my journey of living a full and healthy life with food allergies, overcoming the comparison trap, and cultivating authenticity.