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Day 13: ‘Different’ Does Not Mean ‘Deficient’



1Cor. 12:4-5 (KJV) Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

Rom 10:12 (KJV) For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

One common form of distraction from our gifts, our potentials, ourselves and of course, our destiny is the next person to us. A major reason why most of us are not working on ourselves is that we are swept off by what our neighbour has.

We tend to be so intimidated by our neighbour’s gift and progress that we play down on ours completely. We are more likely to rate others higher than ourselves.

This often breeds envy and contempt, which in turn degenerates to a keen competition and an urge to outperform and tear down the other person, as though this guarantees our promotion.

…it’s sad when we live our lives with the mistaken notion that another’s promotion means our demotion or that another’s failure insures our success…
-Rev. D. Proctor

The truth however is that ‘different’ does not mean ‘deficient’, as the Reverend Dennis Proctor, an African American Methodist Pastor once wrote.

Moreover, we do not have to be the same as the … Read more


About Funmi Adebayo

Funmi is a Content Creator and Digital Marketer. She creates bespoke media content, also builds and executes digital strategies that help Professionals and Startups enhance their online presence, thereby improving their lead generation and conversion rates. Her vision is to help businesses exceed their ROI projections. When she's not working, she's busy listening to classical music whilst reading or writing another blog post, poem or devotional.
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