For who do you know that really knows you, knows your heart? And even if they did, is there anything they would discover in you that you could take credit for? Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God? So what’s the point of all this comparing and competing? You already have all you need. You already have more access to God than you can handle. Without bringing either Apollos or me into it, you’re sitting on top of the world—at least God’s world—and we’re right there, sitting alongside you! 1 Corinthians 4:7-8
Never allow what others think of you, to keep you from being who God called you to be. Stop trying to be like other people, to imitate the gift that’s in them. Don’t compare yourself with someone else because you have been chosen for a specific task. The success of your assignment hinges on your ability to obey the direct instructions of God. Are you listening?
If you don’t take time to listen, you will never hear. If you never hear, you will continue on the same path you’re on, possibly going in the wrong direction. Find a quiet place, turn off the noise and distractions, worship the Lord and give Him thanks, then with no agenda, no prayer requests, just wait for Him to draw near and speak to your spirit. It will be the most productive time of your entire day.
You are good because God says you are. You’re not good based on your goodness, but on His goodness. You’re not gifted because of what you can do, but because of what He did. It’s not about who you hang around with or even what clothes you wear, it’s all about obedience to the instructions; Go into all the world. That’s your world, your neighborhood, your community, your city, state or zip-code. Be the gift to the world that is in you.
Father, I may be unsure of the direction, but if I’m moving I know You’ll direct me. I may not feel gifted, but You’ve placed enough of Your gift in me that will enable me to be effective. Thank that no one carries what I do and no one can be who You created me to be. It’s in Jesus name and for Your glory, Amen.