We all have within us a tendency toward competitiveness.
We are motivated to work hard to get good grades, awards, position, and financial gain.
We look at what one another have to see if we have more or less.
We compare. Attractiveness, cars, clothing, homes, children, talents and levels of education.
Why are we so competitive? Why do we care what others around us have, or how they look, or what they are doing? Our sinful nature.
Even the disciples were competitive about their positions with Jesus. That had to break Jesus' heart.
I am very competitive. I turn this over to the Lord over and over.
It doesn't matter what others have, it matters that we show our thankfulness by being content and satisfied. I have so much to be thankful for - and I will try to thank Him daily not only verbally but with my contentedness.