Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Corinthians 11:1 (KJV); Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
While growing up, we were taught to “be ourselves” and never compare ourselves with others.
This is very good and is true.
However, allow me to give you some perspective.
In as much as it is important that you never compare yourself, you have to be careful dear Christian, that in the pursuit of being the best you there can ever be, you are not robbed of the conviction to better yourself by learning from those that have succeeded before you.
I have met Christians that have settled for mediocrity because they “have to be themselves.”
Some criticize the very people that can elevate them to success. They forget that God ordained certain people for their sake: He will use another man to teach you.
Great men should inspire you. It is scriptural and they are called imitations as our theme scripture indicates.
They are where they are because they probably know something that you do not.
Be humble and ask, “How did you do it?”
Never be too proud to learn from someone who knows what you do not know—they are your inspiration but not necessarily your standard. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Timothy 4:14, 2 Timothy 1:6
Great men should inspire you. It is scriptural and they are called imitations. Never be too proud to learn from someone who knows what you do not know—they are your inspiration but not necessarily your standard.
PRAYER: Father, you have placed such great potential inside me. Your Word says that eternity is in my heart; out of it flow the issues of life; the answers to the nations. I refuse to be comfortable in a place where I do not manifest the greatness in the inside of me. I step out in faith to be what you have called me to do. I submit to those who have the potential to take me higher and I walk diligently after their patterns. To the glory of your name. Amen.