I was jogging one day and I noticed a person in front of me, about 1/4 of mile. I could tell he was running a little slower than me and I thought, good, I shall try to catch him. I had about a mile to go my path before I needed to turn off. so I started running faster and faster.\=D/
Every block, I was gaining on him just a little bit. After just a few minutes I was only about 100 yards behind him, so I really picked up the pace and push myself. You would have thought I was running in the last leg of London olympic competition. I was determined to catch him.:D
Finally, I did it! I caught and passed him by. On the inside I felt so good. “I beat him” of course, he didn’t even know we were racing. After I passed him, I realized I had been so focused on competing against him that I had missed my turn. I had gone nearly six blocks past it. I had to turn around and go all back.
Isn’t that what happens in life when we focus on competing with co-workers, neighbors, friends, trying to outdo them or trying to prove that we are more successful or more important?:s
We spend our time and energy running after them and we miss out on our own paths to our God given destinies. The problem with unhealthy competition is that its a never ending cycle.:p
There will always be somebody ahead of you, someone with better job, nicer car, more money in the bank. I can be the best that I can be, I am not competing with no one. some people are insecure because they pay too much attention to what others are doing, where they are going, what they are wearing and driving.:)
Take what God has given u – the height, the weight, the personality, dress well and wear it proudly. God’s time is the best.