(My meditation: 2 Corinthians 10:12)
Imagine this: We commission the Ugandan army to go and take territory, and when they get there, each soldier thinks they are on their own, and want to fight alone so that they can shine as an individual. How successful will this mission will be?
One of the ways to get derailed while running our race in life is thinking that it is a competition against each other. When we take on this mindset, we start to compare ourselves against each other, we open the door wide for jealousy in our hearts, and it becomes increasingly difficult to celebrate each other’s success, because as we view life as a competition, we take on the scarcity mentality: we think that when someone else prospers, then the resources have reduced. IT’S A LIE!
God warns us NOT to compare ourselves against one another, but rather to remember that we are ONE BODY. When the legs are doing well, the whole body is happy…the eyes cannot be used to smell neither the nose to see…Each part is different yet valuable and important. Likewise, we are all one body. We are all here to take territory for the kingdom. That’s the assignment. Not to outshine each other. To WIN TOGETHER!
In my mind, our race has different lanes, but they are not designed for competition. We wave at each other and stop and catch up once in a while, but EVERYONE WINS. Some get to the finish line earlier than others, but we all win.
So hey… You are unique. Stop comparing yourself to others. There will never be another person like you ever! Run your race and run it excellently. While at it, celebrate with the rest of us when we win. Let’s lift each other up when we fall. Withhold nothing! THE RESOURCES WILL NOT RUN OUT. Let’s win together.
This week INTENTIONALLY CELEBRATE OTHERS with your words – those you see as excelling in whatever aspect of the kingdom. Kill jealousy and envy by celebrating others. After all, WE ARE ONE BODY.
2 Corinthians 10:12
12 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. NKJV – Emphasis Mine