Too often we fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others. The problem with this trap of the enemy is that it will make us ineffective in the calling God has placed on our lives.
Listen to the podcast this week as Pastor Tommy encourages us to Stop Comparing and Start Running.
The Fastest Way To Kill Something Special Is To Compare It To Something Else
1, You Are Perfectly Created By God To Fulfill God’s Purpose For You
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10
2. You Can’t Fulfill God’s Purpose For You When You Are Comparing To Someone Else
She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, “They have taken the Lord’s body out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” Peter and the other disciple started out for the tomb. They were both running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside… Then the disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in… John 20:2-4;6; 8
Peter turned around and saw behind them the disciple Jesus loved—the one who had leaned over to Jesus during supper and asked, “Lord, who will betray you?” Peter asked Jesus, “What about him, Lord?” Jesus replied, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.” John 21:20-22
…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith… Hebrews 12:1-2