Beware of “Creeping Competitiveness!”


When the Lord uses or blesses someone else more than you, there is always the temptation I refer to as “CREEPING COMPETITIVENESS.”

In Matthew 11:1-6, John the Baptist had heard the reports of all the wonderful things Jesus was doing and the crowds he was attracting. It appears perhaps, that just a “smidgen” of misunderstanding and jealousy crept in (is that possible?)… After all, John had faithfully, as forerunner, announced the coming of “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” Now the One he had announced was performing miracles, casting out devils, and cleansing lepers… and he, John, was in prison…figure!!!

The message Jesus sent back to John, is one that rebukes us all when we begin to experience “CREEPING COMPETITIVENESS” with fellow Christian brothers and sisters when God blesses and uses them… “Blessed is the one who is not offended by Me!”

The lesson? BEWARE OF “CREEPING COMPETITIVENESS! (Check out 1 Corinthians 12:26; Romans 12:15)

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