Monday, July 26, 2010

Be the best you can be

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, NKJ).

weatehr it's having a singing talent, playing an instrument or grabbing bugs. be the best you can be.

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 a very freeing thing 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." Friend, that's an attitude God can work with. 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!


  1. All we have to be is ourselves...a simple but beautiful concept.

  2. Hi! Thank you for visiting me at Operation You! And thank you for your encouraging words of wisdom!

    It takes maturity, growth and unfoldment to be ourselves. It is a process. I'm thankful to know that we all are the same and come from one greater power and that is Love = God! No need to compare because I see in you what you see in me. Beauty!