I remember my first art class in watercolor. My attempts were disasters and the person next to me was amazing. He shocked me when he said, “I want my work to be looser, like yours is.”
We compare too much.
We often demean ourselves in the guise of humility and modesty but what we are frequently doing is telling God that He made us as junk.
He said we were very good, made in His image, reflecting His glory.
But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
2 Corinthians 3:16-18 NLT
Lord – forgive us – help us to see ourselves and others as You see them.