Flawless: Seeing Ourselves Through God’s Eyes

Day 7 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

The Comparison Game vs. True Contentment – A Devotion for the Family

You are new! The word for “new” in this verse is kainos, which means “something just made which is unlike anything else in existence.” So when you become a child of God, you are made into an entirely new creation. He doesn’t clean up our old lives, but creates us completely new. He creates us unique from everyone else.

We often compare ourselves to others, which leads to unrealistic expectations and discontentment. Comparison almost always reveals our own brokenness, knowing in our hearts that we are dissatisfied with ourselves. Ultimately this dissatisfaction is rooted in the dissatisfaction with how God made us. He created you to be unique in your intelligence, body, success, discipline, and so on.

To be content with who we are, we need to swap lies for truth. Psalm 139:6 says, “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” We need to stop looking to others for validation. Instead, remember that God made you unique. He didn’t create you to have the same gifts or traits as another person.

Pray and ask God to open your eyes to see yourself and others as He does. He may call you to help people in your community or children around the world. View children who need your help.