Compared to Who? Overcoming the Comparison Trap with Heather Creekmore



Is it possible to embrace being beautifully imperfect and thrive in who God created you to be? The answer is yes! But we need to do this... stop comparing!

Did you know that when we compare, we are either prideful or insecure, and neither of these is pleasing to God? 

In today’s episode, my guest Heather Creekmore, author and podcaster of Compared to Who? and I invite you to join us as we open up about our struggles with comparison and how to overcome them. Together, we will learn why Paul teaches us in 2 Corinthians 10:12 that when we compare, we are unwise.

Start listening above or watching the video below to overcome the trap of comparison and find confidence and contentment in Christ.

This conversation is packed with insightful tips to keep you moving in God’s grace. Watch the conversation below to learn why comparison could be keeping you from God’s best for you.

  1. Heather shares the need for this message and what comparing does.
  2. What she learned causes comparison. 
  3. The spiritual root of body image issues and the burden of better.
  4. How comparison is a joy stealer.
  5. How we deal with it Biblically.



Overcoming the Comparison Trap

Comparison can lead to envy, strife, jealousy, and pride. It does not honor God if we think we are better or worse than someone. Prayerfully ask God to heal you from comparison because it could make you lose sight of who He made you to be and what He has for you.


How to Overcome Comparison with God’s Help

  1. Pinpoint who or what makes you compare and give God control over your self-view. 
  2. Catch and replace the things you say about yourself that are not God’s truth of who you are and what He has planned for you.
  3. See yourself through the Word and learn key scriptures to pray over yourself.
  4. Note the things, people, and places that fuel comparison. If they are negative, surrender them to God.
  5. Remember to extend grace to others and yourself. 


Faith Fuel - Scriptures for healing from comparison

“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10:35-36 NKJV)

“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10 ESV)

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3 ESV)

“Let everyone be sure that he is doing his very best, for then he will have the personal satisfaction of work well done and won’t need to compare himself with someone else.” (Galatians 6:4 ESV)

“So don’t lose your confidence, since it holds a great reward for you.” (Hebrews 10:35 NKJV)


About Heather Creekmore

Heather Creekmore writes and speaks hope to thousands of women each week inspiring them to stop comparing and start living. She’s the author of four books including Compared to Who? a book that encourages women to uncover the spiritual root of body image issues and The Burden of Better, which offers women a journey into the depths of God's grace to find a way off the treadmill of constant comparison. In late 2023 Heather’s 40-Day Body Image Workbook: Hope for Christian Women Who’ve Tried Everything will release followed by Aging Gratefully a devotional on aging for women in midlife that will release in Spring of 2024. Heather has been featured on Fox News, Huff Post, Morning Dose, Church Leaders, For Every Mom, and dozens of other shows and podcasts. But she's best recognized from her appearance as a contestant on the Netflix hit show, Nailed It. Heather and her fighter-pilot-turned-pastor husband, Eric have four children and live in Austin, Texas.

Connect with Heather

Compared to Who Website

Compared to Who Podcast

Compared to Who Instagram


Before you go, ask yourself this...

Why would you compare yourself to anyone, when God only made one you?

Remember You are Strong. Confident. His.



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