As I have embarked on this endeavor to begin blogging, I have read other writers’ work and thought to myself, “Wow, they are so much better than me. Maybe I should stop writing.”
Hey, I am just being honest here! I seriously have had those thoughts. Or I hear about great projects others are doing and think, “What I am doing doesn’t even come close to the impact they are making. Should I change what I am doing?”
For me I do not have to look far for someone who is “better” than I am. My daughter is such a better writer than me. In fact, I had a dear friend ask me if Monica had edited my recent blog because “the grammar was perfect.” Even my friends know that she is a better writer! Ha!
Side note: Having a daughter who is better at something just makes a mama proud. I am just making a point here.
Now back on point with a serious question: What if we all stopped what we were doing because “someone is doing it better?” What if every time we started something and came across someone more talented, we gave up? What if every time we heard about something great someone else was doing we decided to jump ship and try to copy them?
I’ll tell you what would happen: No one would be doing anything! Because there is always someone better and always someone we can point our finger at and think, “What they are doing is better than what I am doing.”
All this kind of thinking does leave you feeling inadequate and sad. We become less productive. Isn’t that what the enemy wants, Christians who are less productive?
God knows this about the human race, which is why the tenth commandment is “You shall not covet.” Boom! Exodus 20:17, how easy it is to forget, and more importantly forget to follow, what God says.
How about if we all do what God has called us to do and do it to the best of our ability? Cheer for others, enjoy their success, and remember that we have a different calling than they do. Remember what God tells us in Exodus 20:17, “Do not covet.”
In conclusion folks, be ready for more blogs from me. Incidentally, if you would like to follow my daughter you can do so at monicawill.com. And for those of you who are following me: Thank you, thank you!