Bigger and Better!
In this world, it always seems like the biggest, the best, or, at least, the most expensive item seems to get all the attention. I’m reminded of a story where a boy prays for months hoping he’ll receive a new bicycle for Christmas. He gets his bike, but on his first trip around the block he runs into the neighbor boy who’s also received a new bike. Much to his chagrin, the neighbor boy’s bike is just like his, only with a horn and three speeds! Suddenly, the first boy’s bike was worthless–All those months of praying and hoping, down the drain! As Christians, we’re called to God’s way of thinking. My job as a minister is to lift others up in the hopes that they’ll draw close to God and achieve more than I ever could alone. The earthly way of thinking might say, “But they’ll receive a bigger reward in heaven,” or maybe, “Hey, their crown will be larger than mine.” Such foolishness is of the devil. If you can help your fellow man (or woman) achieve more for the kingdom of God, then get out there and do it! Even if you changed the whole world, but did it for selfish goals, you would have gained nothing!
“For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.” James 3:16