In a completely unrelated note, I finished watching all four versions of A Star is Born. I can say with some certainty that I liked them all, but my favorite of all these is the 1954 Judy Garland version.
Back to the topic: I don’t want to spend my life in a comparison war with everyone else. I don’t want to constantly always be striving to be better than the next guy. If there’s a competition, I want it to be with myself. I want to be better than I was yesterday.
I want to be a little more disciplined, a little more patient, a little more loving, a little more Christlike.
Ultimately, it’s Jesus in me who is making me better. He has promised to finish the work He started in me so long ago and to bring it to completion. That’s my hope. As I strive to walk closer to Jesus, these attributes that I long for and strive for will grow in me.
Some days, I don’t see a lot of difference. Some days, I don’t see any. But all I need to do is to look back 10 or 20 years ago and remember some of the old fears and behaviors to remember how far I’ve come. I suspect you could probably do the same if you look back far enough compared to who you are now.
Don’t try to be better than everybody else. Just try to be better than you were yesterday.