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Candace Cameron Bure Talks Dangers of Comparison

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Candace Cameron Bure Talks Dangers of Comparison

By Movieguide® Contributor

In a new episode of Candace Cameron Bure’s podcast, the actress and Bianca Juarez Olthoff discuss comparison and how believers should instead celebrate one another.

“I still wrestle with comparison,” Olthoff began. “Not so much in the physical form. I mean, as just a human being, I think a lot of us wrestle in that area no matter what.”

She admitted that she falls into the comparison trap when considering her social media reach.

“I look at numbers, I look at, not even so much the amount of likes, but I look at people in my industry, and I’m thinking, ‘Okay. You know, they’ve done movies, they’ve done television shows. What are their numbers? How many followers do they have? What’s their audience?’” she explained.

“Then I’m looking at my audience, and sometimes, again not comparing in a way that’s wishing they didn’t have that, I’m just like…how come I don’t have as many as them? How can I achieve that? How can I get to where they are?” she continued.

However, when those feelings come, Olthoff looks to the Bible.

The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 10:12, “We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.”

“We do it all the time,” she said. “We compare ourselves, and what does Scripture say? Don’t compare yourself amongst yourself. Hey, listen, if Paul was dealing with it in the early church, and we’re still dealing with it now, let’s get [a] practical handle on how not to compare. So one of the ways that we can not compare is to pause and love our life.”

As Christians, we should only boast about the things that God has given each of us. When a fellow brother or sister in Christ finds success, we should be full of joy for them.

“I don’t want to compare your life to mine, Candace,” Olthoff expressed. “I don’t want to look at your marriage and compare it to mine. I don’t want to look at your kids or your blessings. I want to celebrate you. I want to love the life that I have. I want to celebrate what God has given me and how He’s made me, and I want to believe that just because you’re blessed doesn’t mean that I’m cursed. When I do that, the yoke of comparison will not be on me cause comparison leads to despair.”

Movieguide® recently reported on Bure and Olthoff’s conversation about perseverance:

“In order to grow your grit, you actually have to go through some stuff, right? You have to practice it,” Bure said. “It’s when life throws you a bunch of stuff, and you feel like giving up, but you don’t. I mean, you have to learn how to not give up.”

Olthoff added that many people aspire to be like their favorite people in the Bible but aren’t willing to go through the hard things that developed their relationships with God.

“You know, I think so many people love the idea of being an overcomer, but we don’t wanna overcome anything,” Olthoff explained. “We love the idea of being a conqueror, but we don’t wanna go to battle.”

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