I’m always humbled by the scripture that says we ought to have sober judgement of ourselves. The point is to focus on Jesus and stop focussing on yourself. This idea of sober judgement applies to how you view others as well. It’s okay to admire people, but highly-esteeming others sets them up for failure. People are just people. A heart that radiates the love of God is one that uproots both insecurity and pride because neither have a dwelling place in the presence of Christ. We are all works in progress, so don’t be so critical of yourself or others. When you quit being so inwardly focussed and stop treating life like a competition you can be confident in who God has redeemed you to be and be supportive of others by simply making much of Christ—making Him the ultimate focus point in every facet of life. Ask the Lord to refine your view of Him so you won’t be so jealous and self-loathing or so prideful and critical of others. Both sides of the spectrum are poison to your soul, and neither are representative of your security and freedom in Christ’s love.
That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. →2 Corinthians 4:16←
another one of my edits!