We started a new series last week entitled Detox, with the goal of discussing how to detox all the things sin brings into our life that affects our soul. This week we are going to be discussing something I know we can all benefit form, well at least I know I can truly benefit from, and that is the topic of detoxing from the trap of comparison. An easy definition for us to go with when talking about comparison is when you and I look to our right or our left at others around us, what they have, who they are, how they live, and what they look like; and we use that as a measure to see how we are doing and if we are ok. This can be so toxic, and if we aren’t careful this toxin can seep in and corrupt our soul. Comparison is so sneaky that we often don’t even understand we are doing it, and it doesn’t just affect us but it affects everyone around us too. Think on this, is your marriage struggling because you are comparing your husband or wife to others, now I know you wouldn’t out right say, hey Sally, Bob’s wife is skinnier than you and she cleans the house so well too… However, you may treat them with that comparison in your mind. Or have you thought about your kids, do you enjoy them or are you constantly comparing them to other children, where they may think your love is based on their academic or athletic successes. You may not realize you are doing this and are hiding behind the excuse of just wanting them to reach their full potential. Okay, listen close people; comparison is a “Never ending, no win game.” We can get stuck in the loop always looking left and right and never feeling thankful for what we have, always hunting and searching for more. If you want to get out of this crazy never ending cycle that has potential of consuming you from the inside, please join us this Sunday at 10am as we discuss ways to detox yourself from the vicious trap of comparison.