MGIG – Week 5 – It's Personal from Spirit Chapel on Vimeo.
It is a very natural thing to look at the people around us to see how we are doing. We are taught at a very young age to compare ourselves — in kindergarten it starts. Sometimes sooner if we had older siblings. It continues into our job. Advertising is based upon it “Do you have the new iPhone yet? Why not? Look at all of these people in line to get it already!” We even take it into the church. How are the other people dressing? Are they raising their hands when they sing? When that person prays they sound so much better than I do… And all of this robs us of our true Christian walk. Because, as it turns out, God doesn’t care what the person next to you is doing. He only wants you to follow him. With God, it isn’t a one-size-fits all thing. Everyone’s walk is personal. BIBLE REFERENCES: 1 Kings 19:1-4; Proverbs 4:25-27; Matthew 7:13-14; Deuteronomy 5:32; Phillip 2:12; John 21:18-23; Mark 6:30-32.