Weekly devotional: Oct. 4, 2012
posted Thursday, October 4th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
By GARY ANDREWS
Driving through the country the other day I noticed the words on a church's front yard sign. It read, "You will never get ahead of someone you are trying to even with." I thought to myself what a tremendous truth in these words.
So many of us go through life trying to be better than our neighbor or outdo someone in anything we try. It is human nature to be competitive in one form or another. Competitiveness is good when used in the correct form and not used in another person's demise.
I remember growing up that I wanted to be the best at whatever I attempted. In sports I usually was one of the better players. However ,when I came across someone that was better than me, I would slack up in my competitiveness or either drop out. I though the entire world knew I was the best and it should be evident to anyone I competed with and it was a given that I would be on top. It didn't take me long to find out the world didn't work this way and that I wasn't the only one competing.