As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
-Marian Anderson- Concert and Opera singer
In order to truly soar you must let go of everything that has become a hindrance to you in any way. A kite would never be able to get off the ground if several heavy things were attached, much less be able to soar high in the sky. It is certainly a thing of beauty when you see it being carried to and fro by the wind high above your head without anything to weigh it down.
The world tells us that we should look out for Number One, and try to crush any person who stands in our way. We spend more time looking at the people around us and what they are doing rather than concentrating on things we know we should do.
God has a unique plan for you and every other person on the planet, so there is no need to ever feel you are in competition with anyone else. No other person has your exact personality or character, and the only way you will be truly happy is to be in the center of God’s will.
It is a waste of energy to be jealous over what you might think is the success of others. Use your time and energy to concentrate on God’s plan for your life. That is the only place you can find the peace, joy, and fulfillment you have been seeking.
Don’t ever let Satan tell you that if you give God control, you will be settling for second best. It might seem hard at first, but once you see what God has in store you will know you can trust Him fully and completely to bring about the Very Best for you in every way.
Trust, try, and prove Him to see what He will do!