The Comparison Trap
Okay, so I know that I’m not the only one who has ever done this. So I want to know, have you ever walked into a room, saw another girl in that room and then began to compare yourself to her. I don’t mean from an, “I’m better than you attitude,” but from an, “I wish I was more (BLANK) like her” attitude.
For example, “I wish I was thin like her. She doesn’t even have to try.” Or “It’s not fair. That girl is so beautiful. I wish I could look like her.” Or maybe you have thought to yourself not so much about the way someone else looks, but maybe about their personality, “I wish I was more like her. She can just walk into a room, not know anybody and yet it seems like everyone is instantly friends with her.”
The problem is that, if we aren’t cautious, we can get stuck in what I call The Dreaded Comparison Trap. And let me tell you, the Comparison Trap is not a place you want to be. Actually, I would even say that the comparison trap can be a very dangerous place to be.
You may be thinking, “Dangerous? Really? Come on. You’re being dramatic. Yeah, maybe…haha…but in all seriousness, it actually can be a dangerous place because instead of you seeing yourself as the incredibly beautiful and unique creation that God created you to be, you can start to wish you were someone else…someone that God never intended you to be.