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Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.   New Living

Around 7.4 billion people live on the planet and none of them are the same.

IN ORDER TO BE WHO GOD HAS CREATED YOU TO BE, YOU MUST RECOGNIZE:

  1. THE PROBLEM.  THE PROBLEM IS THAT WE COMPARE OURSELVES TO EVERYONE ELSE AND NEVER ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE WHO GOD MADE US TO BE!!!!

John 21:18-23    "I tell you the truth, when you were young, you were able to do as you liked; you dressed yourself and went wherever you wanted to go. But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will dress you and take you where you don't want to go." 19 Jesus said this to let him know by what kind of death he would glorify God. Then Jesus told him, "Follow me." 20 Peter turned around and saw behind them the disciple Jesus loved—the one who had leaned over to Jesus during supper and asked, "Lord, who will betray you?" 21 Peter asked Jesus, "What about him, Lord?"  22 Jesus replied, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me." 23 So the rumor spread among the community of believers that this disciple wouldn't die. But that isn't what Jesus said at all. He only said, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?"  New Living

Comparison produces:

Inferiority or superiority.   

Anger toward God.    

An open door to Satan.

2. THE REASON.

2 Corinthians 10:12  We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.   NIV

  • LACK OF ACCEPTANCE OF WHO GOD MADE YOU TO BE.

  • LACK OF IDENTITY OF WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST.

3. THE SOLUTION.

Psalm 139:13-18   For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.  17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. NIV

  • REALIZE YOU ARE WHO GOD SAID YOU ARE.

  • BE THANKFUL FOR WHO GOD MADE YOU TO BE

  • RENEW YOUR MIND ABOUT GOD’S TRUTH ABOUT YOU.

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