Okay so, last Sunday I wrote about Joel and Victoria’s message on feat. This week I thought I’d post a motivational email they sent a couple of week ago – I love it
Run Your Own Race
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 very freeing when you realize, “I’m not competing with you. I don’t have to have as big a house as my neighbor 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. No, I understand that I’m not in competition with my friend, my neighbor or my co-worker. Instead, I’m going to be the best me that I can possibly be.”
When you focus on being who God made you to be, that’s when you’ll rise up higher and position yourself for every spiritual blessing He has in store for you!
A Prayer for Today
“Father, I humbly come to You giving You all that I am. I choose to keep my eyes on You and allow You to work in my heart and mind. I declare that I am free from competition today in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
I completely relate to this message. I find it so easy to compare myself to others and then become completely depressed that they are so much better. But as this message says “I’m not competing with you” and it’s true I don’t know why everyone compares their selves to others. Even on Instagram we always see someone who is richer, fitter, travels more… the list can go on, but we need to remember we’re all different and are all living at different paces AND we all only show what we want to on social media, which is only a fraction on our lives.
So as the email said, we need to realise that we’re not competing with other people and instead live at our own pace.