Promise of the Day: No Competition


Today’s Promise is John 4:36 NKJV:

“And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.”


I sometimes am tempted to get discouraged when I see other Kingdom workers who seem to be doing so much more. The enemy loves it when I take my eyes off God and start comparing myself to others because he knows I’ll never measure up in my eyes. I must constantly remind myself that this is not about me. It’s all for the glory of God. As long as I remain focused on Him and do as He directs me, I am right where I need to be, doing what I need to do. In this place, I can rejoice in the work of others in the Kingdom, seeing them as co-workers instead of the competition. We may be running a race, but not against one another, with one another. Like a relay. When we each run the race to win, we all win.


Heavenly Father, when I’m tempted to get discouraged, be quick to remind me to look up and remember that You don’t demand that I be the best in the field.  You only ask that I work in the field and trust the rest to You. Help me rest in You, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Have a victorious day in the Lord!


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