They Are So Much Better Than Me

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!

8 thoughts on “They Are So Much Better Than Me

  1. I am so glad that you are listening to God and that you are blogging for us to read, and, maybe the grammer isn’t perfect and maybe it will not reach out and grab every reader around the neck and shake them up and make a point. On the other hand, maybe, and in my case today, it reaches out and touches a nerve, gently caressing a memory from long ago.
    I went to college to learn to be a lighting technician for the theatre. I had dreams of working late nights designing and producing amazing light shows for plays and dances and who knows. I was young and the world should have been my oyster. During one show I even told myself that I aspired to create a sunrise as beautiful as any God could create in the real world.
    During one late night heart to heart with my mother, she advised me that in a career such as this I must believe, and prove to others that I am THE best person for this job, if I cannot convince them that I am than I will be a failure at this career. Well maybe she did not say “failure” but that is what I heard. And so, I stopped, right then and there I let my dream go. To this day I wonder if I could have done it, and how would my life be different.

    1. Wow, what a moving story. But before I continue, thank you for reading my blog and thank you for your kind words. I think we all have decisions in our past that we question, “What if?” Now, what if you pursued this dream today? I don’t know, just a thought? Or maybe another dream? But trust me, I can so relate to your story. Great to hear from you!

  2. Lou, I love this! I have worked outside the home my entire life because of the financial requirements for my family. Do you think it is coveting when I wish I was like one of my stay home best friends. Anyway I do my job with joy! I know God has me where he has me for a reason.
    I love your BLog. I am actually getting inspired to create one myself. How exciting this is! I always have so much to say and on my mind, I think how great this is!!

    1. Yes, I think it counts. Doing your job with joy, that is great! I’m sure you inspire many. I had to work for a time when my husband and I owned a restaurant and he got Salmonella poisoning and the Health Dept. wouldn’t allow him in our restaurant. I would come home and he would have a bath drawn for me and I would sit and cry! haha! My oldest ones were just babies and i so wanted to be home with them, but I did what I had to do. It only lasted for about a few months but it was so hard for me. My hat goes off to you!

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