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147: How the Gospel Frees Us from Comparison with Heather Creekmore

The Home and Hearth Podcast

Release Date: 08/24/2021

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Heather Creekmore is a wife, homeschooling mom of four, podcaster, and author of the new book, The Burden of Better: How a Comparison-Free Life Leads to Joy, Peace, and Rest. This is by far the best book I have ever read on the topic of comparison, and today Heather comes on the show to talk about the book and its overarching message: that it is the gospel alone that can actually free us from the trap of comparison.

What we Chat about in This Episode

~Heather's new book, The Burden of Better: How a Comparison-Free Life Leads to Joy, Peace, and Rest, what led her to write it, and what readers can expect

~Grace as the remedy for comparison

~How comparison reveals that we do not believe in the goodness of God towards us personally

~The importance of knowing the character of God and believing it

~How the longings of our hearts, which are revealed in our comparison struggle, point to how we were made to be fulfilled in Christ

~The folly of thinking we are enough on our own, how this lie is leading to despair

~How searching for happiness, contentment, and fulfillment in anything apart from Christ will never work and never suffice

~How always looking to the next thing robs us of the here and now

~Why our acceptability can never come from how we compare to others

~How comparison leads to disunity in the church and a lack of fellowship

~Labeling comparison Biblically - as sins such as envy, jealousy, and covetousness

~How comparison dismisses God's gracious artistry

~Four kinds of grace - saving grace, sanctifying grace, growing grace, and sustaining grace; how they affect the day-to-day

~How understanding our identity in Christ changes the comparison struggle

~Hope for getting rid of comparison

~And more!

For the full show notes, head to www.hargraveshomeandhearth.com/podcast