Well Done

Well Done

Have you ever entered a period in your life where all you did was compare yourselves to others? Maybe you can’t help but compare yourself to the coworker who receives award after award after award. Or, maybe you have a particular talent but envy someone who is better than you. Or worse, you compare yourself to what you use to be able to do.

Comparing yourself is a path best not journeyed. It leads to envy, strife, insecurity, and a host of other negative traits that we don’t want to let enter our spirit. And in my opinion, it puts us in the mindset to receive accolades and acclaim from man and not from God.

When it comes down to it, isn’t that Who we want to please? Like the servants in the Parable of the Talents, don’t we long to hear:

“…Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

-Matthew 25:21 KJV

Well done.

Y’all I can’t explain to you the feeling that comes over me as I imagine the words coming from our Heavenly Father. For Him to look at me, knowing all that I’ve been through, all that I’ve done and utter the words, “well done” … well that’s a blessing and a prayer I fervently hope comes true.

The Lord cautions us about seeking our reward from man. We’ll receive it, but I imagine the reward in Heaven is much sweeter than the one on Earth could ever be.

What say you? Will you stop the comparisons? Will you accept the knowledge that you are unique?

Please realize that God made only one of you. There is no one else like you and no one on else can do the things you can do.

There’s nothing to compare, because you’re incomparable. Don’t fall into the trap and insecurity of self-doubt. Embrace your whole self and seek to please Your Father so that you can hear the words, “Well done.”

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Toni Shiloh About Toni Shiloh

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. You can visit Toni at her website.

Comments

  1. Love this post, Toni, and yes, I have to plead guilty to the pit of the comparison syndrome. Not so much these days…I’ ve gotten comfortable with who I am, satisfied with my accomplishments, and completing the tasks God has set before me so fa, and looking forward to what He still has in store for me because I don’t think He’s done with me yet 🙂
    But when I was younger . . . yeah. Guilty on all counts.

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    Toni Shiloh

    Toni Shiloh Reply:

    Thanks for taking the time to comment, Peggy.

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  2. Janet K Brown says:

    Oh, yes, Toni. Comparing myself to others is a big handicap of mine. Thanks for this post. I would love to hear the Lord’s “Well Done.” That’s most important.

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    Toni Shiloh

    Toni Shiloh Reply:

    Indeed! Thanks for stopping by, Janet!

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  3. I have finally learned not to compare myself to others…most of the time. But your point about comparing my older self to my younger self? Ouch. I need to practice contentment for my season of life. Thank you for the reminder.

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    Toni Shiloh

    Toni Shiloh Reply:

    It’s so easy to compare seasons, but each has their own purpose. Praying with you for contentment and joy.

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