1 Corinthians 3:16-17King James Version (KJV)
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
*Good morning, or evening for some of you...This morning, God revealed to me how many of us are in comparison mode. Although some of us say we do not compare our lives to others, or we just "happen" to notice things, there are still even the slightest debates that occur in your head that cause you to ask yourself why? "Why is it that I do this, but a person who does that receives what I have always wanted?...Maybe if I do something like another person, even though I slightly altar it to fit me, I will receive the same results"...OR, you may even find yourself in comparison with another, while believing that your opinion and way is more profound then the walk of another person. God is here to tell you that the spirit of God dwells in you to guide you in the way YOU should go....There is no need to compare, or become critical of another's situation if you believe and allow God's guidance to occur. Every time you altar yourself or your behavior just because of others or because you feel like it, you are defiling your temple...the temple that God built with excellence, a purpose, and specifications that are in His image to carry out tasks for His will and for your betterment. If you make unnecessary changes without His permission, you not only hinder yourself, but you hinder your ability to be fully recognized or carry out assignments that have been narrowly tailored for you. So, the next time you compare the slightest of things ask yourself if that's God asking you to change, or the enemy trying to confuse with a lifestyle or look that is not your own...