It’s not a competition

I was on instagram a while back and I saw something that I would really like to share with you…….here it goes. Enjoy.

I was jogging this morning and I noticed a person about 1/2 kilometre ahead. I could tell he was running a little slower than me and I thought good, I shall try to Catch him. I had about a kilometre before I need to turn off. So I started running faster and faster. Every block, I was gaining on him just a little bit. After a few minutes I was only about  100metres behind him, so I really picked up the pace and pushed myself. You would have thought I was running in the last leg of an Olympic competition. I was determined to catch him.
Finally, I did it! I caught and passed him. On the inside I felt so good. “I beat him”. Of course he didn’t even know were racing. After I passed him I realised, I realised I had been so focused on competing against him  that I missed my turn. I had gone nearly six blocks past my turn and I had to turn around and go back. Isn’t that what happens in life when we are so confused on competing with co-workers, neighbours, friends, family, trying to out do them or trying to prove that we are more successful or more important? We spend our time and energy running after them and we miss out on our own paths to our God given destinies. The problem with unhealthy competition is that it is a never ending cycle. There will always be someone ahead of you, someone with a better job, nicer car, more money in the bank, more education, a prettier wife, a more handsome husband, better behaved children, etc.
But you realise that you can be the best that you can be you are not competing with anyone. ” Some people are insects because they party too much attention to what others are, where others are going, what others and wearing and driving. Take what God has given you, the height, the weight and personality. Dress well and wear it proudly you’ll be blessed by it. Stay focused and live a healthy life. There is no competition in destiny. Run your own race and wish others well!!
By Uhuru Kenyatta


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