Living in someone’s Shadow?

My sister is amazing. She has perfect grades, captain or officer of multiple activities, and has an overall great personality. Sometimes I feel like I live in her shadow and can never be as good as she is. I know I am my own person, but it’s hard to stop comparing myself to her. What should I do?
- Forever in her footsteps from Mansfield, Texas

Instead of comparing yourself to your sister, how about trying to find qualities about yourself that accentuate your differences. It is so easy to compare yourself to others in the society we live in. Always remember that you are one of a kind in God’s eyes and he has blessed you with individual spiritual gifts. So stop focusing so much on the things of this world and start celebrating your differences!

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