JOHN 21:22 NLT | “JESUS REPLIED, “IF I WANT HIM TO REMAIN ALIVE UNTIL I RETURN, WHAT IS THAT TO YOU? AS FOR YOU, FOLLOW ME.””
To some extent, we experience unease in life because we constantly compare ourselves to others. We feel our neighbours life is better than ours. Or, that the grass is greener on the other side.
This phenomenon has made a lot of people reject God’s will for their lives because to them, it’s not flashy or interesting enough. And thus, we end up fighting God and delaying our progress in life in the process. Sometimes, we even do this unknowingly but it should not be so.
Everyone’s time is different. God relates with each and every one of us uniquely and individually. What may be good for you, maybe overwhelming bad for me. What may be appropriate for you, may be inappropriate for me. And, vice versa. So, we must be on our guard.
This insecurity weighs us down the more with very damaging effects, especially when done by family, friends and authority figures in our lives.
2 CORINTHIANS 10:12 AMP | “WE DO NOT HAVE THE AUDACITY TO PUT OURSELVES IN THE SAME CLASS OR COMPARE OURSELVES WITH SOME WHO [SUPPLY TESTIMONIALS TO] COMMEND THEMSELVES. WHEN THEY MEASURE THEMSELVES BY THEMSELVES AND COMPARE THEMSELVES WITH THEMSELVES, THEY LACK WISDOM AND BEHAVE LIKE FOOLS.”
If we’ve been doing this knowingly or unknowingly, let’s receive grace and help from the Holy Spirit to stop it immediately. And, if any of us has derailed in life and destiny because we’ve been at the receiving end of this issue, we receive our deliverance right now so we can soar in life and continue unhindered in our journey to greatness in God.
Moving on, there is one thing you can do to inoculate yourself from this.
MAGNIFY YOUR OFFICE
Be proud of who God has made you to be. Delight in what He has given you and provided for you. Be content in God’s relentless and unyielding love for you. Expect your completion and fullness to come from Him alone.
And, most importantly, don’t let anyone look down on you because of your job, family, friends, marriage, ministry, calling, experiences or shortcomings. Just don’t allow it. Reject it in whatever form it presents itself before you. Because it kills joy, saps strength and makes a person very demoralised and weak. Use this tip to guard your heart and life.
ROMANS 11:13 KJV | “FOR I SPEAK TO YOU GENTILES, INASMUCH AS I AM THE APOSTLE OF THE GENTILES, I MAGNIFY MINE OFFICE…”
Learn to magnify your office! Be comfortable in your own skin. Bliss be with you.💞