The Bible says in James 4:1-3, "What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures." Why do these things happen? Because of walking in the flesh. When we walk in the Spirit, we won't fulfill the lust of the flesh. Envy, jealousy, and greed won't rule and reign. It won't be a competition. We will want what God wants. We will encourage, uplift, and support one another in our walks rather than tear down or try to "top" what they are doing. We will walk in the calling that God has placed on our lives...not someone elses.
The Church needs to wake up and be set apart... BE Different. It's not a competition...stop treating it like it is one. We are in a race...a race for our lives. In this race, we are to remember that the goal is to not only finish well, but to help as many others as we can to finish well. Today, focus on the BE...attitudes...BE DIFFERENT! BE YOU! And... BE AN ENCOURAGEMENT! It's not a hard thing when you've died to self, taken up His will and way, and care for others.