Saturday, September 19, 2009

"IT'S NOT A CONTEST!!"

So often, I feel like CRYING THAT OUT, even in church. Someone will, in all love, come up and say how much better what I said was than ______. I don't want to hear it! It's not a contest. We are all in this together. We are all in this for one purpose, and we are all ambassadors for the same King!
What I say or write is no better than ________ if it is for HIM. Sure, I may speak or write more than _______, but that does not make me any 'better.' Again, it's not a contest.
I am tired of hearing "Hey Jim, you have to see what ______ wrote today, it's almost as good as......" If it is about Jesus and uplifting His ways, it matters not who it's by, or our opinion of it's quality. If the Holy Spirit inspires it, enjoy it and grow from it, don't compare it!
If what he or she wrote or said ministers to someone, then GOD is successful, we are only the vessels He is using. Folks often ask how my book is selling. I don't really want to know how it is selling, I only want to know that someone is being blessed by it, and that God is being glorified.
Are you being blessed by it? Then give GOD the glory, not me!

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