The Bible has so much to say on the topic of comparison.
If you’re looking for Bible Verses to help you stop comparing yourself to others, the ones in this post will help.
I encourage you to:
- Meditate on them daily
- And to ask God to help you see yourself the way He sees you.
* All Bible Verses were taken from biblehub.com and are the NLT Translation unless otherwise noted.
10 Bible Verses About Comparing Yourself to Others
Can we just start by pointing out the obvious?
We don’t know everything there is to know about other people.
We usually only see the highlight reels of other people’s lives – the pretty, fun, click-worthy stuff.
Which makes comparing ourselves to others, kinda silly.
Unlike us, God sees all of us – our hurts, struggles, fear, sin, everything…
And He’s concerned with helping us to be more like Jesus, not helping us to be like the woman next door…
So let’s take our cue from Him and focus on letting Him transform us into who He’s called us to be.
2 Corinthians 10:12 – “Oh, don’t worry; we wouldn’t dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as the standard of measurement. How ignorant!”
Philippians 2:3-4 (ESV) – “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
Galatians 6:4-5 – “Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. For we are each responsible for our own conduct.”
James 3:14-16 – “For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.”
Proverbs 14:30 – “A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.”
1 Corinthians 3:3 – “for you are still controlled by your sinful nature. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn’t that prove you are controlled by your sinful nature? Aren’t you living like people of the world?”
1 Timothy 6:6 (ESV) – “But godliness with contentment is great gain,”
1 John 2:25 (ESV) – “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
1 Corinthians 4:5 – “So don’t make judgments about anyone ahead of time—before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due.”
1 Corinthians 4:7 – “For what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?
7 Bible Verses that prove God made you Special and Unique 💜
Girlfriend, God created you and He doesn’t make junk.
Pray and ask Him to help you see yourself through His eyes.
He created you with unique gifts, has good plans for you, and created you for good works and for His glory.
As you start focusing on God’s heart towards you, you will begin appreciating all that He’s put in you and given you.
As you let Him help you cultivate a thankful heart, you’ll find that you naturally stop comparing yourself to others.
Psalm 139:14 – “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.”
Jeremiah 1:25 – “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
Isaiah 64:8 – “And yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.”
Genesis 1:27 – “So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Psalm 139:13 – “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
Psalm 139:16 – “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”
6 Bible Verses on God’s Heart For You 💜
Meditating on the love of the Father is the best way to defeat thoughts of comparison.
It’s part of our human nature to compare ourselves to others.
We’ve been doing it since the beginning of time, literally.
Remember, the whole Cain and Able disaster?
Yeah, comparison led to jealousy which led to the most heinous of crimes.
Thankfully for us, Biblical truth has the power to help us overcome such comparisons.
Keep that in mind as you read these scriptures that reveal God’s heart towards you.
Matthew 7:11 (NIV) – “So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.”
Deuteronomy 30:9 (NIV) – “Then the LORD your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The LORD will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors,”
Psalm 18: 1-2 (ESV) – “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
Romans 8:38 – “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”
Luke 12:7 – “And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.
Psalm 139:5 – “You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.”
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Comparison is Hurting You
Constantly comparing yourself to others is both draining and destructive.
And consistently doing it will cause some pretty nasty side effects:
- Mental and emotional exhaustion
- Tearing others down, instead of building them up
- An ungrateful heart
- An attitude of entitlement
- A poor self image
- A self-centered attitude (pridefulness)
- A lack of contentment
But when you take a closer look, you see an even more serious issues:
-> You begin to put more emphasis on what others think about you (or what you want them to think about you), than on what God thinks about you.
In other words, your life and focus becomes centered on you, instead of on God.
It’s easy to get roped into living for the approval of others, instead of living a life that’s pleasing to God.
But the Word of God can help.
Bible Verses to Help You Stop Comparing Yourself
If you’re struggling with comparing yourself to others, then the Word of God is the best place to start.
When we make the Word of God the foundation of our life, by reading it and obeying it, we set ourselves up for success.
One of the first things God wants to help us do is change the way we think, so it resembles the way He thinks.
And the Word of God is how we do that.
🙏🏾 | Hebrews 4:4 (NLT) – For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
It exposes the deepest, darkest, secrets of our heart including the real reason why we compare ourselves to others.
Through the help of the Holy Spirit, God corrects us, heals us, and helps us to adopt Godly attitudes and behaviors.
How to Use these Bible Verses
Meditating on and applying these bible verses will help you stop comparing yourself to others.
Basically, the more we think about (meditate on) God’s word, the more God’s word will change the way we think.
🙏🏾 | Romans 12-2 (NLT) says, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
I can’t even begin to describe the positive effects that meditating on God’s Word will have on your life.
But take my word for it sis, get all up in your Bible.
It is full of advice (wisdom) that can help you change your mindset and stop comparing yourself to others.
Comparing Yourself to Others (Free Phone Wallpaper)
I keep positive reminders (usually in the form of quotes and Bible Verses) all around me…
On my desk, in my phone, in my bedroom…
It’s especially helpful when I’m trying to renew my mind in a specific area.
Because we use our phones so much, I’ve created these free phone wallpapers for you.
I hope they encourage you in your journey to stop comparing yourself to others.
Each time you look at them, I pray you’re reminded that…
1. You are enough, because of whose you are and who you are in Christ. You don’t need to be anyone else. God chose to make YOU.
He loves you just as you are, but He loves you too much to let you stay there. Let Him help you today.
2. Remember this – real beauty starts inside and is reflected outward. Embrace the beauty that comes by letting God transform you so that you look more like Jesus. (2 Corinthians 3:18)
3. The choice is yours today and everyday. Practice seeing yourself through your Creator’s eyes – He loves you and is gracious to you. Let Him show you how to extend His love and grace to yourself and to others.
What’s your commitment?
Alright beautiful, we’ve made it this far.
Phew, deep breaths.
I know that was a lot, but the truth is that this is just the beginning.
You’ve decided that you’re going to stop comparing yourself to others. Now, what?
What do you committing to doing daily to help you on this journey?
Memorizing and meditating daily on these bible verses will help you stop comparing yourself to others.
I want you to know that I believe in you and I believe in the God who created you.
You can and will overcome this with His help.
Just know that I’m praying for you.
I’d love to hear from ya so if you have questions or comments, drop ’em below!
w/ light and love,
Matthew 5:14 – You are the light of the world. And like a city on a hill that cannot be hidden.
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