Chief Executive Officer of iGroup Nigeria, travel enthusiast and education advocate Adodo Eddy Osaman recently discouraged social media users from comparing their lives with that of others.
He made this point via his Instagram post @eddyosaman, titled “The Worst Killer To Ever Finding Your Voice Is Comparing Yourself With Others.”
According to him, many people struggle with comparing themselves with others.
He writes: “There’s been many days where I’ve allowed the toxicity of jealousy, envy, insecurity, and discouragement fill my mind. The question of, “How is He there, and why am I still here?” lingered in my mind. I’ve spent years watching other’s success with a response of jealousy rather than encouragement and excitement for them.”
Eddyosaman continues: “After struggling with this for long, with the help of The Holy Spirit, I began to ask myself: “Eddy what are you really good at?” After highlighting those areas, I told myself that I won’t be ashamed of showing the world who I am. I became determined that I would be consistent in expressing who God Has made me to be. Since that time, my life took a different turn.”
Eddyosaman, author of “13 Reasons for the Law” further argues that comparison distracts individuals from focusing on what matters most to their lives.
“Comparison is a distraction, my people. A distraction that leads us astray from who God says we are in His image.
We don’t need to keep scrolling and wishing when we already have the key to living in freedom and rid of comparison,” he states.
He stresses that while it may seem that we all are running the same race, “our journeys are each so different.”
He concludes thus: “Let’s be brothers and sisters who encourage and celebrate the victories of others.”