There is no comparison or competition in being you. Your only competitor is in your reflection. The world will say, “break the mirror”, but it will not change your reflection. The flaws are still there, take them and harness them, making them the foundation.
The enemy is merely an agitator. You are running a race against your own potential and the winning is in you outlasting self sabotage. The real adversary is in the fear of embracing the significance of who you are.
You have to accept all that you are, the good and the bad. Master the good though humility and master the bad through repentance. It is time to embrace the real you, the imperfect you and the genuine you.
Stop living in the belief system of another. I have set the standards, measure yourself according to MY word. Your battles require your unique perspective and experiences, the armor you use must be your own.
1 Samuel 17:32-40
David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.” Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.” But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.” Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. “I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off. Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.