I came out of the restroom, and saw a beautiful woman with perfect hair standing there. Next to her, I felt dowdy. It is not uncommon for me to blurt what is on my mind, and this was no exception.
I looked at her beautiful red hair and announced “I am having a bad hair day.”
She looked at me oddly, then announced in return “Yesterday I shaved my head bald… you see, I’m having cancer treatments.”
This woman gave me such a gift today. Her wig was gorgeous. I compared myself to her – and failed to see what was really going on. She could have given me a superficial answer and walked away, but instead she opened up and told me the truth.
When I shared this story with my youngest daughter, she quoted her youth pastor. “Pastor Shaun says that we often compare our worst to other people’s best.”
Are you comparing yourselves to others?
You might be missing an opportunity to minister – and you might not be seeing reality.
What is God trying to show you today?