You know when you were like in first grade and they taught you how to cut out snowflakes in like a line(I’m not exactly sure if there’s like a fancy word for whatever that’s called, and if so I’m sorry I didn’t put that instead) and they would say “now look kids, they all look exactly the same. Well if they did say that, they were wrong. It is scientifically proven that no snowflake looks exactly the same. Well that same principle goes for people too. No one person looks exactly the same as the other, even identical twins don’t. They may look very close to the same, but they aren’t the same. Now this doesn’t go just for how we look. It also goes for how are personalities are. We are all different. We all talk different, act different, look different, etc. However, that isn’t the only principle we have in common with snowflakes. When you catch a snowflake in your hand, you look at it and think it is an amazing piece of art. Then that one melts and you catch another one and look at it too with the exact same viewpoint(especially in the south where it never snows). In these little few minutes, guess what you didn’t do? You didn’t compare them to each other. You didn’t sit there and say “this one is smaller than the other” or “this one is prettier than the other”.
So if we don’t compare snowflakes to each other, then why do we compare ourselves to other people? Now, I don’t think there is a single person that hasn’t ever compared his/her self to someone else cause I know I have many times. However, when we compare ourselves to others, we forget that we weren’t made to compete. We are made in the image of God. So when you look in the mirror, don’t look and say “I wish I was prettier like her”. Stand there and be proud of who you are and how you look because God created you exactly the way He wanted you to be. Don’t compare yourself to others because God loves you for the way you are and He wants you to be happy with being yourself instead of trying to be someone else.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. – 1 Samuel 16:7
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:26-27