Quit Comparing Yourself to Others – Focus on the Positive

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How many of you have ever stood on a horse’s back? This picture caught my attention because I can’t do this. The problem isn’t my horses, they’d let me stand on them. I’m the roadblock.

It’s me, I’m the guilty person, the reason my horses aren’t in photos like this one.” It’s easy to compare ourselves to others, usually falling short instead of focusing on what talents or skills we have.

The spirit of the world wants to frustrate you, to convince you that somehow you’re not as good as the next guy or as worthy as you should be.

According to whom?

I believe God gives to every one of His children equally, but not identically. You have gifts I don’t and vice versa. I can’t stand on the top of a horse for the same reason I can’t stand on a big footrest.

Totally Willing But Completely Unable

Have you ever played Twister? That’s me trying to get up off the floor. It’s hard enough on a firm level BIG surface. From the tiny little back of a horse? Not gonna happen.

Does that make me somehow less of a horseman (horsewoman, if anyone cares)? No. But I admit that sometimes I’ve felt that way.

If I’m so good, why can’t I stand on top of a horse?”

The simple answer is because I can’t. The horses would be fine. It’s me. And I’m okay with that because if God suddenly gifted me with the ability to stand on my horse I wonder what He might take away to maintain balance?

Delight in Your Abilities

No one has everything. Everyone comes us short somewhere. It’s what make friendships fun and provides jobs.

Don’t let what other people do interfere with your joy and delight in the way God made you. Standing on the back of a horse isn’t a requirement of equine accomplishment.

What about singing… I can’t do that either. Sigh.

God is good. All the time.

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works.

Psalm 139:14

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Lynn Baber

Lynn Baber

Lynn Baber is a best-selling Christian author, speaker, and coach who helps people accomplish God's unique purpose for them and advance His kingdom on earth. She's also a retired World and National Champion horse trainer and breeder.

Lynn Baber

Lynn Baber

Lynn Baber is a best-selling Christian author, speaker, and coach who helps people accomplish God's unique purpose for them and advance His kingdom on earth. She's also a retired World and National Champion horse trainer and breeder.

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