Have you ever said or thought any of these? (That’s rhetorical; we know the answer.)
I could do great ministry if I had those resources, too.
I’m in the shadow of the megachurch in my city.
I hate ___________________ (insert name of camp, speaker, parachurch ministry, etc here).
That youth pastor’s wife is so much more supportive than mine!
I’m just not as good a speaker as he/she is.
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I wish I could find a husband like that who gets youth ministry.
I wish I had better ideas, like her.
Did you see their youth room? Even Jesus would think it was a little over-the-top.
She’s a youth pastor rock star; I’m not even qualified to be a roadie on her tour.
Our friend Doug Fields burned this phrase into our noggins: “When you compare, you lose.” Right now you’re nodding your head in agreement because you’ve felt the pain of the comparison game.
Here are some responses for when you find yourself playing this little game: