RUN YOUR OWN RACE, DON’T COMPARE.

 RUN YOUR OWN RACE, DON’T COMPARE.

Comparison has done a lot of harm than good in our society today. Many people have being destroyed because of it. Homes have been scattered in a bid to measure up to people’s standard, to belong to a class and for one to be regarded as a celebrity.

Life gets too complicated, confused and frustrated, when we try to please God, ourselves and people. You don’t have to compare yourself to anyone worry what people think about you. Live your for God and be free to be who He made you to be.

There’s nothing worth better than to be oneself, living within your limit and maintaining your lane. There’s no competition in this life. So be focused in whatever good you’re doing. Do not be distracted with the noises around. Run your own race and be determined to win.


Some people are sad about their height, complexion, marriage, career, family, work, income. They feel they don’t belong to that class or that they don’t deserve what they are getting. To some, it makes them do some terrible things in search of a solution to their predicament. Whereas, some accepted their fate, but live in total worry and depression.


Most times, the problem of man is not even the man’s Challenges, but the questions and pressures from people outside concerning their own problem. That, troubles them most and pushes them to find solutions anywhere and anyhow.


But why won’t people concentrate on their own life? Must they pokenose in other people’s affairs? People should live their lives and allow others to live theirs too.
People are different. Stop comparing them.

A friend shared this wonderful write up below and it has a lot to say about this topic.

It is a mistake to think time is going. Time is not going. Time is here until the world ends. It is you that is going. You don’t waste time. Time is infinite. You waste yourself. You are finite. It is you that grows old and die. Time doesn’t. So make better use of yourself before you expire.

And one of the worst things to do with time is comparing yourself to others. A cow eats grass and gets fat but if dog eats grass, it will die. Never compare yourself with others. Run your race. What works for one person may be that which will kill you.

Focus on the gifts and talents God gave you and don’t be envious of the blessings He gave others .

Both Lion and Shark are professional hunters, BUT:

A Lion cannot hunt in the Ocean and a Shark cannot hunt in the jungle
That a Lion cannot hunt in the ocean doesn’t make him useless and that a Shark cannot hunt in the jungle doesn’t also make him useless both have their own territory where they can do well

If a rose smells better than tomatoes, It doesn’t mean the rose can make a better stew. Don’t try to compare yourself to others. You also have your own strength, look for it and build on it.

All animals that exist, were in Noah’s ark. A snail is one of those animals. If God could wait long enough for snails to enter Noah’s ark; His door of grace won’t close till you reach your expected position in life. Never look down on yourself, keep looking up.

Akudo Mgbemere

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