Apples and Oranges

“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it”

Matthew 10:39 (NIV)

It’s easy to be tempted to go through life competing with everyone around us, trying to ‘find’ ourselves. When we see someone who’s more talented, better looking or has more gifts, oftentimes we feel inferior and think, “I’ve got to catch up to them.” This is a never-ending cycle. An orange can’t be a better apple than an apple.

But, it’s a very freeing thing when you realize, “I don’t have to have as big a house to feel good about myself. I don’t have to keep up with my co-worker. I don’t have to be a certain size”. We are not in that kind of competition. Instead, our competition is to work at knowing God, avoiding sin, and helping people. As we ‘lose’ ourselves to that goal, He shows us and make us who we were individually created to be.


Heavenly Father, help me to take the time and effort to know and trust You more. Make me the person You created me to be. Thank you that You fulfill those who seek You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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