The devil will try to rob you of the joy of serving by getting you to compare yourself with others, or getting you to conform to the expectations of others. Don’t fall into his trap! You’ll always find someone who seems to be doing a better job than you, and you’ll become discouraged. Or you’ll find someone who doesn’t seem to be as successful as you, and you’ll become conceited. Either way, you lose out. ‘Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.’ – (Galation 6:4)
There will always be people who don’t understand your God–given role in life or agree with you. That’s ok; don’t let it break your stride! ‘Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed...’ – (2 Timothy 2:15).
2 Corinthians 10-13
We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits, but will confine our boasting to the sphere of service God himself has assigned to us, a sphere that also includes you.
- Bob Gass (Word for Today)