There is no need for competition when we understand that we are all chosen by God for specific assignments and roles. We are all called to do our best in everything we do, but never with the motive to compete with one another. God has a specific place for you in the grand scheme of His plans. You are chosen by God.
God has been renewing my mind and re-defining my value with His truth. I always saw my value in comparison to others because I grew up constantly being compared to others.
If I wanted to feel beautiful, I had to be more beautiful than anyone else in the room. If I wanted to feel accomplished, I had to strive to accomplish more than everyone else in the room. I would try to find flaws in others to make myself feel better, however, this never helped because it only highlighted my insecurity.
I eventually learned that I was viewing my value from the wrong eyes instead of my Heavenly Father’s eyes. God showed me that He didn’t want me to live each day feeling insecure and not good enough. He reminded me that we are all beautiful because we were all made by the hands of God. Psalm 139:14 says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
The world may have a definition of what makes someone beautiful or successful, but God doesn’t because He has made each of us unique and calls us beautiful.
God showed me that I didn’t have to compare myself with others or try to be the best. He opened my eyes to see that there is no such thing as being better than anyone because we all have different gifts and talents that He has chosen to give us. Romans 12:4-5 says, “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ, we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.”
God has given each of us different gifts and we were all meant to work together for His kingdom purposes. We each have our own unique place in God’s plan. He has chosen and positioned us where we need to be. We are not positioned where we are because we are better than others, but simply because God has chosen us there.
There’s no need to compete for a position or feel jealous when someone got the position you wanted. If you didn’t get the position you wanted, trust that God has a different position for you. Instead of competing with one another, let us appreciate one another. Competition leaves no room for love but is only self-centered. God tells us in Philippians 2:3-4, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
God has chosen each of us to serve Him and to bear fruit (John 15:16). We get to serve God and bear fruit in our own unique way. Let us all remember the assignment that we all have which is to glorify God in all that we do. God says in Isaiah 43:7, “everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
God has created you for a purpose and chosen you to live for Him. Will you look to Him for your value and purpose?
We don’t need to earn our value because our value is found in being a child of God. God is faithful and will take you where He wants you to be. Romans 8:28 reminds us that God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.
God is always working for our good. We don’t need to take His job of placing us where we need to be. As we focus on loving God and others, we will find our place in His kingdom and see that we have been chosen by Him. You are uniquely made, loved, and chosen. So remember, you are chosen by God.