Humility in Faith
Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.
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.
God, thank you for the faith You have instilled in me. For everything You have done for me and within me. I strive to better for You. Please help me free my mind of any competitiveness I feel towards others I think may be closer to You than me. I know my relationship with You is special and unique and is everything You want for me right now.