A person traveling from the Philippines to the Himalayas cannot possibly compare his journey with the person traveling from Singapore to the Caribbean. They have two different origins as well as destinations, and so naturally, they will have different experiences in the journey.
In a similar way, you cannot compare your life with that of another because you follow different maps. Your journey will naturally be different from the other. You have a different background and different goals in life; a different personality; a different set of experiences; a different set of values and priorities.
Hence, if we cannot compare our journey to the journey of others, then it is best to measure your journey against your own map. How well have you followed the “life map” that God has given you? How well did you travel using this map? How faithful were you to the directions indicated in God’s map for you?
Your standard is not how well the other has traveled. Your standard is how well you have traveled using God’s “map” for you.
But how do you know God’s map for you? That’s a whole seminar in itself.
But I have a tip for you: All of God’s maps will have many stopovers but will eventually lead only to one final destination: HEAVEN.
If the map you follow now is leading you away from heaven, then you can be sure that it’s not God’s map for you.
So stop comparing and start living. Focus on your “map”!
[Originally posted in BobbyQuitain.Com.
by Bobby Quitain]
About Bobby Quitain
Bobby Quitain is a lawyer, an author, an inspirational speaker and a Catholic lay evangelist. Presently, he serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Lampstand Inspirations, Co. (a service provider of Retreats, Recollections, Youth Camps and Motivational Seminars). He is also the Evangelization Head of Ligaya ng Panginoon Community and the Regional Director of Lingkod ng Panginoon. You can visit his websites here: Lampstand Inspirations and BobbyQuitain.Com.