Fence Post of Faith for Aug. 2014

 

You ever wish you were someone else? Or had their ability to ride or train a horse as good as they did? I use to tell my girls to be their best at whatever they did in life and I would be proud of them either way. And now I’m telling my grandson’s the same things, when their on their ponies in the arena. “Be the Best You!

Hebrews 12: 1-2 NKJV say: Let’s run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.

  I read about a seven-year-old boy, Joey, who was never content with himself. He always was much more impressed with Billy. He walked like Billy and talked like Billy.

    Well, Billy didn’t like who he was either. He admired Corey. So Billy walked like Corey and talked like Corey. So, Joey was copying Billy, who was copying Corey.

    It turned out that Corey had an inferiority complex, too. He was much more impressed with Frankie and talked like Frankie.

 

    Thus, Joey was coping Billy, who was coping Corey, who was copying Frankie. You’ll never guess what happen next Frankie wasn’t happy with himself either. He admired Joey. So he was walking like Joey, Talking like Joey.  

 

  All right, let me see if I’ve got this straight: Joey was copying Billy, who was copying Corey, who was Copying Frankie, who was copying himself!

This story points out the truth that the people you want to be like, very often, want to be like you. They may admire you just as much as you admire them. So there is nothing wrong with looking up to people. It’s good to show respect and admiration. But don’t give up your identity for theirs. Run your own race. You have something great to offer.

 

TODAY’S THOUGHT

 

When you focus on being who God made you to be, that’s when you’ll rise higher and position yourself for every spiritual blessing He has in store for you.

 

Jeff Metcalf