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Sunday, 27 January 2013 00:00

Unhealthy Comparison

Text: 1 Samuel 18:7 – So the women sang as they danced, and said: “Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands”.

You don’t have to have a great gift for God to use you and your gifts in a great way. David was a great song writer (musician), a warfare strategist, and many others, but what brought him before king Saul was how good he could throw a stone. This however did not intimidate Soul – in fact he loved this skill of his (that is being a great strategist) – but what intimidated king Saul was because of what others said about David, because of unhealthy comparison (1 Samuel 18:7).

People may not like you because of your effectiveness. In fact people will perform better (more effective) when there is a level of competitiveness. We are effective because we are aware of each other. This level of competitiveness in terms of performance is not bad. God gives you a level of competitiveness to assess your performance within your purpose. But when we compare yourself to someone else who has a different skill, different purpose, different level of effectiveness, you must never think you can do better than they are. Especially since, God has given each and every one of us different skills; no matter how good you are, you will never be as good as being someone else.
Get rid of comparison. There is nothing wrong with killing a thousand. Even in the face of someone who has killed ten thousand, there will be someone who has killed more. There will always be someone who makes more money or is more brilliant than you. are But always bear in mind that there is nobody like you. Be who God called you to be. Get rid of stress, the comparison, the problem. Win on your level. You are the best at your level. Not everyone can be a general, but you can be the best sergeant, the best corporal. Soul really lacked the ability to walk in the company of greatness. Some people try to compete, try to conquer and even kill because of their inability to walk in the company of greatness.

We need to run in alignment with the vision (Hab. 2:3). You need to run in alignment with the vision that you have. You cannot run another man’s vision. You need to stir up the gift that God has given to you. He has not given you a spirit of fear, but of sound mind. Run your course, run and finish that race that God has given to you. God knows who you are created to be. He knows how high you can jump. All you need do is follow the one who knows what you can do. You need to go to God, and find out what you are capable of doing. See to it, that you don’t spend any more waking moment without finding this out.

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