For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; (Romans 12:4-6 ESV)
Ever find yourself looking around at what others are doing and what you are not?
I fall into this trap often, of looking at another and thinking to myself, “I have to be more like him!” I then begin this battle in my mind of beating myself up because I’m not doing what they are doing, or at least not doing things the way they are doing them. After this battle, depression will set in and confusion.
I cry out to the Lord and He just shakes His head at me tenderly, “Son, you are not him and I didn’t give you her gifts. I gave you the gifts I wanted to give you.” Clarity and today’s scripture comes rushing back to me.
How can we get upset over a brother/sister who is using the gift that God gave them?
Just use your gift and as I like to say, “Run your race and stay in your lane”. Don’t worry about how another is using her gift; just use the gifts God has given you the way God wants you to use them. He’s proud of you!
Who cares what others think? Get out of the people pleasing mindset – it only leads to frustration and confusion. You answer to only One.
Father, close our ears to the lies of the enemy who tries to trap us with comparison. Let us look to Jesus only and run the race He has given us to run, in Jesus mighty name.