The last post received a lot of comments. Catching up on magazine reading, I came across some related content from Dr. Swindoll. He was asked:
“How do you, as a growing Christian, keep from competing with other believers?”
“I have a few characteristics that are true of me – one of those traits is that I don’t have an ounce of envy inside me. (I have many weaknesses, but envy isn’t one of them, thankfully.) Not even when I was much younger many years ago, pastoring a small church in Massachusetts. We didn’t experience numerical growth. One July Fourth weekend, we had about seven in our congregation, and three were Swindolls. I refused to let it bother me that another church near ours was growing steadily. They had about two hundred on that same Sunday, but I never let it trouble me. We weren’t in competition.
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