There’s no win in comparison.
Let’s face it. Not a day goes by that you’re not tempted to glance to the left and to the right to see how you measure up to the people around you. But it doesn’t stop there, does it? You’re tempted to compare your children to other children, your spouse to other spouses!
It’s a TRAP!
In this 3-part series, Andy Stanley explores the difficult—but not impossible—challenge of escaping The Comparison Trap. DOWNLOAD ONLY
Part 1 - The Land of Er
We've all heard of a win-win outcome. But as Andy Stanley points out in this message, we are daily engaging in a lose-lose activity and we may not even realize how destructive it is. Being rich-er or smart-er or funny-er may feel like a short-term win, but for us, our families, and our marriages, comparison is a game with no winners. Ecclesiastes 4:6
Part 2 - Looking Around
God is the creator of the universe. He’s big and smart and powerful. He orchestrates time and everything that happens in it. And he has told us to call him. . . Dad? In this message, Andy Stanley unpacks what being part of God’s family can mean for our self-assurance. God’s opinion of us may provide something we haven’t yet found comparing ourselves to others. Galatians 4:4–7
Part 3 - Two Bags Full
Comparison is being caught in the trap of constantly asking, "Does she have more than me? Are they better off? Is he smarter, funnier, richer?" We preoccupy ourselves with these questions, but God has a better plan. In this message, Andy uses a familiar parable to illustrate the question God would have us ask—a question that will free us from the comparison trap once and for all. Exodus 14:14