SCRIPTURE: If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him,
That he who loveth God love his brother also. - 1 John 4:20-21
Competition equals limitation. You can never be who you are meant to be as long as you are struggling to become like another person. You cannot become who you are meant to become since your major focus is to undo, overdo, or outdo somebody. Competitive attitude will say, ‘Paint your face black, I will paint my own purple. Send your children to an American school, I will send my own to a British school.’ It is of no use.
The presence of strife is the absence of God. The presence of strife equals the presence of hatred because you don’t strive with somebody you love. So, any man that dwells in the realm of strife, hatred and competitive jealousy has eliminated God from his life because God is love (1 John 4:8). Love can never be where hate is. Love can never be found where strife is. Beloved, deliver yourself from strife; it is a killer of joy. For as long as you are in the realm of bitterness and jealousy, it will kill your joy and joy is necessary for destiny. Therefore, struggle only to be what God wants you to be, not what another person is, and do not struggle to achieve what another person is striving to achieve.
Remember this: You can never be who you are meant to be as long as you are struggling to become like another person.
1. Find out what the Word of God says concerning you.
2. Repeat them to yourself every day.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: Deadly Enemies of Destiny.
PRAYER: Lord, I know that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Therefore, I refuse to strive with others in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING: Morning: Acts 26-28 Evening: Prov.13:13-25
QUOTE: The closer you get to God, the more secured your life will be. The farther you move away from God, the more vulnerable your life and destiny will be. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche.