Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ahead of Ourselves

I dropped by the office of my friend Steve to ask for help with a project. While visiting I noticed a sign on his office wall that said, " Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves. To break our own records." What a wonderful thought in a day of great competition between people and between companies.
Part of the great stress in our lives is the anxious feelings when we see others enjoying more success than we are. We should celebrate their success and not worry about our situation. We can then learn what we need to know to improve our own lot in life and our service to the Lord. If each of us were more concerned about our inner peace with God we could all get closer to God faster. Jesus calls us each to our own ministry and that should be our main focus and concern. How do we best serve Jesus with whatever gifts we have received?
We start each day with what we have right now and build from there. Yes there may have been mistakes in the past but we can learn from them and look to greater achievements of the future. We can rejoice in the success of others and learn from their efforts to add to our own. Our brothers and sisters in Christ are also part of our gift from God to help us grow stronger in our ministry.
 Cloud Nine
Jesus calls on us to live in the light of God's love, to love God with everything with in us and to love our neighbor as our selves. If we follow the teachings of Jesus we will find ourselves helping others to get ahead and in doing so improve our own quality of life in God's light. Check out the third chapter of John and pray about it.

1 comment:

  1. As I was reading this, I though of just that: John 3.