Session 2 - I Quit Comparison
Talking through the message during the week helps you turn what God is saying to you into action steps. These talking points, questions and scriptures are designed to help you take the next step. If you are leading a group through this guide, don’t feel like you have to answer every question. Pick out those questions that will stir up conversation and action among your group.
• What are some of your most common comparisons?
Read 2 Corinthians 10:12, Luke 18:11-12 and 1 Samuel 18:6-9.
These passages explain why God hates when we compare ourselves to other people.
What do you think are some of the causes of your comparisons?
Where areas of life do you need to be more content? What can you do to become more content?
Where do you struggle most with pride? How has that pride impacted you?
Why do we so often resent God’s goodness in the lives of others and ignore God’s blessings in our own lives?
Read Philippians 4:11-13 and Ephesians 2:10.
These verses show us how to stop comparing by knowing what we have and knowing who we are.
What are some of the blessings God has given you that you are most thankful for?
How can you show a greater appreciation of the things God has given you?
Why do we so often forget who we really are in Christ?
In what ways did God create you to be unique? How would you describe who you are in Christ?
Try one of these specific things this week to help you quit comparing yourself to others:
One way to stop comparing yourself to others is to know who you are. Pastor Sam shared in his message several verses that tell us who are in the eyes of God. Take time this week to read the following verses and allow yourself to be reminded of who you truly are: 1 John 3:3, Ephesians 1:6, John 1:12, Romans 8:17, 1 Corinthians 12:27, Ephesians 1:1, Colossians 1:14, Colossians 2:10, Romans 8:1, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Colossians 3:12 and Ephesians 2:10.
Another way to stop comparing yourself to others is to know what you have. Take time this week to write down some of the things that God has given you that you are most thankful for. Place your list in a place where you can easily view it. Read your list during those times when you find yourself resenting God’s goodness in the lives of others and ignoring God’s blessings in your own life.