Focus on your own business.

These days, it’s so easy to fall into the trap of comparing lives and becoming envious of what others have when you have platforms like social media, where you get to see stories on snapchat or instagram, holiday pics on facebook and for some reason, that reminded me of window shopping.

Let’s just say we’re all business owners.

One day, you come across a fancy looking shop.

From the outside looking in, it looks very appealing and clean. Perfect in every way, no mess, no stress, every mannequin dressed to impress.

You walk into their store and straight away, you’re attracted to all the great vibes and signs they’re giving you.

“CLEARANCE SALE”, “NOTHING OVER $10” and “BUY 1 GET 1 FREE”.

You start feeling down and sad thinking about your own business, it’s not as fancy and it’s not in good condition or located in a nice area like this one.

So you start investing so much of your thoughts and energy wanting everything in that store for your own shop.

You’re almost sold on everything you see, but the closer you get to read the signs it says:

“CLEARANCE SALE… red marked items only.”

“NOTHING OVER $10….. faulty or damaged.”

“BUY 1 GET 1 FREE….only on selected styles.”

You then realise, this shop isn’t what you expected or what they made it out to be. You wished you had more faith in your own shop with all the doubt and shame you started thinking, when the fancy shop had problems just like yours, they were just better at disguising it.

Moral of the story is – Everything isn’t what it seems.

Some people like to advertise and promote all the great things that are happening in their lives, but put all the things that they’re not so confident about or proud of in small print, where it’s hardly noticable.

The truth is, all our shops could do with a bit of work, but instead of competing with eachother, we need to work together and not be afraid to open up to others and learn from eachothers mistakes.

Every shop is unique and we all have different things to offer, so don’t worry about what others have or do with their business, focus on your own and work on what you can bring to the market.

And remember “Nothing comes to sleepers, but a dream” – George Veikoso

If you want a fancy shop, work hard for it.
If you’re content with what you have, thank God for it.

God doesn’t want us to impress eachother, He wants us to love one another and be more like Jesus.

So don’t let the life your neighbour is living get you down, just focus on your own journey and keep striving for that eternal crown🙏

 

Drive with a purpose.


“Christianity is a journey, not a race, God isn’t asking us to compete for 1st place. So go at your own pace, put a smile on your face and let God save you with His grace”


 

As Christians, we travel through life on a narrow road in hopes to find God at the end.

But throughout our journey, we will hit some traffic from time to time, where we will feel like we’re on a standstill, immobile. Stuck in the same spot for a long time with no progression. But that’s God’s way of testing our faith. He wants to see how faithful we are when things aren’t going our way. He wants to strengthen our souls, through our trials and tribulations and see if we can resist the temptations of giving up.

Some of us, are too busy speeding through our journey, trying to prove that we don’t drive how we use to, we drive straight past our calling. We’re no longer driving on our learners, Jesus is our instructor now, so we want to show everyone we’re full licenced Christians. But we get so caught up talking about how much our journey has changed us, we forget to pull the hand break up in our car and the car goes downhill. That’s God stepping in, giving us a warning, to slow down, be still. Are you trying to please God or others? There’s nothing wrong with sharing our changes and our love for Jesus Christ, but we have to make sure, we’re also still walking in faith, not just talking about our faith.

If you haven’t reached that narrow road yet, ask Jesus to take the wheel. Let Him drive for you, for only He knows the way, the truth and the life. No one can get to God at the end, except through Him.