I know it’s not a normal posting today for me but I just had to….,,..
Every morning I read a scripture to get me started for today. I wanted to share with you the scripture that I read today as it fits in with the post I shared last week…..
The scripture is taken from the book of Hebrews chapter 12 verse 1 and it goes as follows;
“…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…”
It’s easy to be tempted to go through life competing with everyone around us when we see someone who’s more talented, better looking or has more gifts. Instead of running our race and being comfortable with who we are, oftentimes, we feel inferior and think, “I’ve got to catch up to them.” The problem with this unhealthy competition is that it’s a never-ending cycle.
There will always be someone ahead of us. But, it’s a very freeing thing when you realise, “I’m not competing with you. I don’t have to have as big a house as my neighbour to feel good about myself. I don’t have to keep up with my co-worker. I don’t have to be a certain size. I don’t have to have as many Christmas lights outside. No, I understand that I’m not in competition with my friend, my neighbour or my co-worker. Instead, I’m going to be the best me that I can possibly be.”
Contentment is an attitude God can work with. When you focus on being who God made you to be and focus on running your own race, that’s when you’ll see things happen. That’s when you’ll rise up higher and position yourself for every spiritual blessing He has in store for you!
I shared this message today with my youth and my Babi and now I am sharing it with you. Do subscribe to Joel Osteen’s message of the day to get more messages like this.