Its such a great pleasure being here with you, cheering each other on in this journey.
Remember on our last discussion, we talked about how Joy is a 'fetcher' we use to draw from the well of salvation. Have you wondered what we can then get without this fetcher? NOTHING!
This then would be one of the enemy's tool to deprive us from getting our salvation goodies.
The enemy is known for being cunny however we are not unmindful of his devices. Comparison is a main deception tool.
Apostle Paul says it like this:
"Oh, don’t worry; we wouldn’t dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as the standard of measurement. How ignorant!" - 2 Corinthians 10:12 NLT
Sis, don't let us be ignorant of the devices of (comparison) the enemy as the year ends.
Yes I know Bimbo has everything put together, financial goals ✔ career goals ✔✔ spiritual goals✔✔✔ and here you are having no ticks. As a result you get downcast, forgetting all the seeds you've sown this year, forgetting that the ultimate goals might not have been ticked off but the process has began already. The process that would birth something soonest. It's important we don't uproot our seeds by acts of comparison, which in most cases is a function of what we see on the surface.
Don't let's miss the point of the growth we've experienced this year by letting our self dwell in self pity and by comparing ourselves to others.
An apple comparing itself to an orange will loose it's taste (that's if it grows at all). The growth cycle differs, the conditions for growth differs, the output (taste) differs.
In actual fact, you (yes you👈 )are in this race competing with only you because you are not like anyone else. So, comparison will be trying to fit a round peg in a square hole.
If there are times you've failed this year, at least now you know things to do better in the coming year.
The only competitor you've got in this race is you! How much have you grown? How better have you become in character because of the seemingly (un)happened events?
Don't engage another person's time to run your race. Comparison produces no result. It's only Joy that guarantees result. So, shake off the 'badtitude' (bad-attitude) and let's round off the year in grandstyle, dancing into 2018 with our Joy -fetcher undiluted .
Beware sis, don't let your perception of someone else's success make you ruin your journey with sorrow.
Rejoice Sis, it's the dawning of a new day.
Loads of love 💕