One day, I drove into a fuel station for a refill. I was driving a car with a fuel tank capacity of about sixty liters. While the pump attendant was refilling my tank, a motorcyclist also rode in to the second pump. Before I knew it, the motorcycle was full and the rider rode off while I was still at the pump!
I got in before the motorcyclist but he left before me! It suddenly occurred to me that it would be absolutely silly of me to think: “I got here before him. How come he is leaving before me!?” Why? Our carrying capacity is not the same!
The truth is there are times in life when we are stuck at the pump of divinity. Those who came in behind us have gone ahead of us; those who learnt from you seem to have outran you; those who graduated years after you are now the ones calling the shots and it seems as though you are stuck!
Could it just be that your capacity is bigger than theirs!?
Could it be that your own assignment needs longer preparations!?
Could it be that your character is being formed for the task ahead!?
You do NOT know what you need; only the ONE who designed the journey knows what is important!
So why don’t you just hold on!?
People will often say my mates are doing this, my mates have done that, my mates have this, my mates are now….but I am still here doing, having, nothing.
It is important to know that you spent nine months of formation in your mother’s womb alone and you were given birth to alone; even if you are a twin.
Therefore never classify anyone as your mate!
The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty’s dealings with and in your life is never an estimation of what is happening in the life of your friend, your spouse, colleagues and/or anyone else, for that matter!
So take your gaze off other people’s path and concentrate on the race.
The Omnipotent GOD’s dealing in your life is VERY PERSONAL to you alone and is unique and should never be an estimation of physical and tangible material things.
So take your gaze off other people’s path and concentrate on the race;
(Posted as received from a friend)