There are usually several people in the room doing therapy at the same time. I sit on a ball and take turns lifting each foot an inch off the floor. It looks easy but is not.
A guy sits in a chair and raises his arm just barely over his head. That's easy. I could do that.
A girl gets on the leg press and breezes through a set. Wow. I used to be able to do that without a second thought. It would be excruciating if I tried it now.
Obviously everyone has problems in different areas. Still, it's easy to measure myself based on what others are doing.
You've probably recognized the spiritual application. We tend to look at other Christians and think, why would she make a big deal out of the language in that movie? It didn't affect me at all. She really should be more mature than that.
Or, man, that sexy book really disturbed my spirit and caused a lot of bad thoughts. My friends read it and weren't bothered at all. Maybe I'm not as strong as they are...
We are each weak. We are each strong. We are each crippled in different areas. And sometimes, I think, we can become weak in an area that used to be our strength. And we certainly can become strong in a weak area. But how I want to stop measuring myself based on what others are doing.