Recently, I reminisced with a friend about how far many who started this business together have come. I am so proud of all of them and what they have accomplished in the mere seven years we’ve known each other. Some have done remarkably well; some got smart and ran while they still had a chance, and are happier for it.
Then, I took stock of where I am and where I wanted to be by now, and got bit by the jealousy bug. I’m on the right track, but I’m not there yet. “There” still seems so far away. While my friends are zooming past me on their way to the stars, I’m still filling the fuel tank on my spaceship.
Yes. I whined. To God.
Lesson #1: Never whine about things like this to God. He’ll thump you on the noggin with a reminder to keep your eyes on Him and stop comparing yourself with others. A great reminder, true, but not when you’re in the middle of a good whine fest. Kinda makes you feel small. (If only it counted as weight loss.)
Lesson #2: Keep your eyes on Him and stop comparing yourself with others. Each of us has a role to play in His plan, and each of us has a path that He’ll guide us on when He is ready. If someone’s doing better than us, what is that to us? It’s none of our business–it’s His.
We are to follow Him.