2016 The Year That Changed Everything

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There’s no doubt that 2016 will go down as one of the worst years ever for America, and many other places around the world. This year we lost so many prominent faces to addiction, mental illness, and natural causes. People who were forces in their own rightful arenas. We were also either one side or the other from a toxic and dividing political election that pitted friend against friend and relative against relative. I ended up being on the losing side of things unfortunately, in more ways than one.

Worship Wednesday Devotional – October 19, 2016

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We’ve all dealt with them, the ‘One-Uppers’. The ones who have seen and done everything, much better than you of course. The best we can do is nod and then laugh it off, going about our own business doing what we are currently doing in humility and in a non-competitive way. Our faith is the same. I deal with this on a near regular basis at my own work.

Our spirit is not a contest. It is not who says they hear God the most while we others to hear Him at all. It’s not remembers the most Bible verses while others stumble through the Bible trying to keep up with the pastor on Sunday mornings. It’s about you and where you stand with God, not what someone else feels or does. By living a life where we constantly compare ourselves to others and try to get to where they are to feel ‘worthy’, we are doing a disservice to ourselves and also discounting the work God is doing in us as individuals.

We don’t know His plan for us, so the least we can do is be grateful for what we currently have, faith wise, and strive to better for Him, not others.