After participating in the CF Open over the past couple of weeks, it’s easy to get caught up in the leaderboards and find yourself COMPARING yourself to others.
Unproductive, annoying thoughts gnaw at your brain when one starts down this line of thought.
But competition itself isn’t to blame! Let’s get that perfectly clear. Competition can bring out the best in you, help you realize you can accomplish something you never thought you’d be able to do in a hundred years!
It’s the MOTIVES that we bring into competition that can wreck it and cause us to beat ourselves up: Why do we compete? What matters most after the competition? When your score doesn’t look as good as another’s, how do you feel toward your competitor? Can I rejoice when I see others achieve success, or do I only rejoice when I win? These questions can expose our motives.
For most individuals out there, their CF season is already over, and a new one begins tomorrow. My challenge for everyone as they head into the next year of competitions is this:
We can rejoice with all our competitors since they can equally honor the name of our God through their success.