We love to compare ourselves to others. " I have this and they don't." "They have this and I don't." When we desire to feel good about ourselves, we point out all that we have but fail to recognize the areas in our life that we lack and need to improve upon. When we want to feel sorry for ourselves, we tend to point out what we don't have and fail to recognize all that we have. We have an abundance and we also lack a lot. We need to be sure that we accurately value those things that we have but also appropriately pay attention to the areas that we lack.
Lord, help me to be thankful for all that I have but not be satisfied when there are areas that I need to improve upon.