As servants of God, Christians should not be in competition with each other. We are on the same team. We ought to work in concert to fulfill Christ’s commission to take the whole gospel to the whole world before
he returns.
However, because we have a sin nature, jealousy sometimes rears its ugly head. We may even covet another believer’s gifts or influence in the church. But God does not want us to compare ourselves to others. He has given each of us exactly what He wants us to have in order to do what He has called us to do.
Romans 9:20-21 says, “But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?”
Paul said in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they allow the Lord to use them. The Bible also says, “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord Almighty” (Zechariah 4:6b). Consider also Philippians 2:13 which says, “For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.”