Delighting in Yourself and Others
1 Samuel 18:5
David was successful in all the missions on which Saul sent him, and so Saul made him an officer in his army. This pleased all of Saul's officers and men.
I would like to be better at what I do,
I wish I was more successful,
I wonder why I am not more talented,
Why did you make my colleague more able than me?
I would like to be better at my job,
I wish I was more successful at sport and leisure pursuits,
I wonder why I am not more gifted and skilled,
Why are all my friends more able than me?
I would like to be better at managing money,
I wish I was more successful at raising my family,
I wonder why I am not more talented at keeping friendships,
Why are my family more able than me?
What was that you said? This is a new day? A new beginning?
You have made me as a person in my own right,
I have different skills and talents, a personality all of my own,
I have a purpose that is set for me, and it’s different to the person I envy for being successful.
Success comes in different ways, you have chosen me to be... ME!
Thank you Lord,.... help me now to delight in those I have admired from afar.
To appreciate the “success” of my colleague, friend and neighbour,
And to thank you for who I am, and what I contribute, for what I do is as important to you as the others around me.
Help me to thrive, to grow and to move forward as we write this chapter of life together.