Evaluation vs. Envy

Beware of the very thin boundary between evaluation and envy.

One of the ways we measure our progress is by making comparable comparisons. In other words, we observe the best practices of someone in our field and measure how we are doing compared to them.

However, there is a thin boundary between evaluating ourselves compared to a leader in our field and envying a leader in our field.

Evaluation says, “I can learn from this person.” Envy says, “Why does that person have those advantages and I don’t?”

Evaluation equips us for positive change; envy stops us in our tracks.

Evaluation turns others into inspiring mentors and teachers; envy turns others into competing adversaries.

  • The ONE THING for today: You know your actions are being fueled by envy when the goal is to best someone else instead of you being and doing your best.


John 21:21 (NLT)

Peter asked Jesus, “What about him, Lord?”




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