There’s Lots More Where That Came From

There’s Lots More Where That Came From

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Yesterday I was working hard on some promotional stuff for Vision Map when I came across an amazing website. My heart sank.

The dude is basically doing the same thing as me. But he is way further along. He’s where I’d love to be one day. His website is awesome. He’s on a national speaking tour. My thoughts started spiraling down.

Geez. What’s the point? Why am I even trying?

I had to pull myself together. I had to remember: There will always be a faster gun in town. There is always going to be someone who is slicker, faster and sharper. Someone will always be further along than me. I can let that paralyze me and get all jealous or I can stay faithful to what’s in front of me.

I got a bad mindset from somewhere (probably my freshman economics class) that because God is blessing someone else’s efforts there won’t be any left for me. There’s only so much to go around. That’s silly I know, but it’s the way I often think. And it’s wrong.

God is limitless. There is more than enough to go around. I need to rejoice in the success of others and walk my path.

Don’t get discouraged because someone else is doing what you want to be doing. Don’t get jealous of their success. Don’t stop doing what you are doing. Be faithful to run your race. You have a unique voice and unique calling. Don’t discount it. There is more than enough blessing and success to go around.

Get out there and fix your eyes on your prize. There’s lots of success to be had as you go after the unique thing God called you to do!

 

… let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith… Hebrews 12:1-2