Are you better off than others?
And, by the way, it’s OK to be better off than others. So, don’t lay any guilt on yourself if and when you get more or have more than somebody else. It’s just how life works. Because even though we’re all created equal, in value, we’re not equal in opportunities and skills. Despite what certain people would like you to believe. But I might not mean what you might think I might mean.
Most times, it’s something inside you that makes you better off than others.
I’m sure you’ve heard the buzzwords in motivation speeches. Determination. Persistence. And Attitude. And coaches and mentors and “leaders” use those words a lot. Because they work.
On some people. Not most.
Most people don’t wanna get pumped up. Or if they do, it’s just for a little while. Like during “the game.” Or for a party. But certainly not so they’ll end up better off than others.
And that shouldn’t be anyone’s ultimate goal. Because, the bottom line is…you’re not a good person. You don’t deserve any of life’s luxurious amenities. But don’t feel bad. Those people who already lounge in luxury don’t deserve it either. At least not on a good person versus bad person scale. Because no one is good.
Not without the source of goodness.
And that source is the one, true, living, loving Creator of Heaven, Earth, and the universe. But the sad news is…the overwhelming majority of people on our little, blue planet want nothing to do with Him.
And that’s what makes you and me better off than others.
You and I decided we want hope. So, we choose the enduring hope found only in the One who endured suffering beyond imagination to give us that hope. But just because we’re better off doesn’t mean we’re better THAN. Far from it.
So, my encouragement, today, is this.
Go tell someone you love who Jesus is.
And use those unique skills He gave to you.
And let His holy wisdom lead you through.
Grab yourself a cool tee
Or how about some music for kids