28 September 2016 Last updated at: 10:54 PM
Devotion: Be yourself
Gal 6:4 ” Let each one examine his own work. Then he can take pride in himself and not compare himself with someone else.”
There is nobody that is similar to you in the whole world. Even identical twins have so many differences in them. Nobody has same purpose like yours. Therefore whatever you do, dont compare with anyone. Success or failure is not about how you are doing compared to other people. Its about how you are doing compared to your set standards and goals.
Run your race. Fulfil your own unique vision(Hab 2:2). Mind your business which God gave you to fulfil and ensure it is fulfilled.1Thessalonians 4 : 11-12 ” Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.”
Comparison is a source of jealousy, envy,anger, frustration and unhappiness. Saul was jealous with David when he compared himself after the song of the women. 1 Sam 18:7-9 ” The women who were playing the music sang, “Saul has struck down his thousands, but David his tens of thousands!” This made Saul very angry. The statement displeased him and he thought, “They have attributed to David tens of thousands, but to me they have attributed only thousands. What does he lack, except the kingdom?” So Saul was keeping an eye on David from that day onward.”
It’s not wrong to learn from others who have achieved a lot in life but don’t be trapped by the enemy by comparing your self with them. Each one should run their own race.
Thank you father for your Word. I declare in the name of Jesus that I will run my race, will achieve a lot and will fulfill my vision in life without comparing with others. In Jesus name.Amen.