Gen. 25:27 (AMP) When the boys grew up, Esau was a cunning and skilled hunter, a man of the outdoors; but Jacob was a plain and quiet man, dwelling in tents.
John 21:21-22 (KJV) Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?Jesus saith unto him,…, what is that to thee? follow
A major form of distraction from our destiny is the next person to us. Quoting the Reverend Dennis Proctor in our last post in this series, we explained that ‘different’ does not mean ‘deficient’ and that the other person’s promotion does not guarantee our demotion.
…he who despises his specifications, individuality and peculiar circumstances actually despises his destiny!
Taking it further, another way our preference for our neighbour’s specifications and circumstances works against us is that the process of looking around and the comparisons that follow make us to look so down on ourselves that we keep wondering whether we are ‘good enough’ to make it.
We keep nurturing the wrong impression that our ‘better’ neighbour is more qualified for OUR destiny!
Whereas, every man created by God is perfectly qualified for HIS OWN destiny and he who despises his specifications, individuality and peculiar circumstances actually despises his destiny!
A common quote says that there is no point spying another man’s answers in life’s examination because we do not have the same question papers. Funny, but true.
Lord, I am so often distracted from my race and assignment by my preference for everything my neighbour has. In fact, I am sometimes tempted to believe that he is more qualified for my assignment. I need Your help to start believing in me and in Your ability which resides on the inside of me.
Please help me to lay aside every weight and sin and to run this race that is set before me, looking unto You alone, the Author and Finisher of all things. Amen.
Funmi Adebayo (c) 2015