People love to compete.
Apparently, this does not change with Christians. It is not uncommon to hear comparisons of the success of this ministry with that ministry, church with church, or pastor with pastor.
Paul says we are not wise to measure ourselves by ourselves (2 Cor 10:12).
Let this be a rule in your personal service to God and your ministry. Attendance, gifts, salaries, books authored, or countries missioned do not properly evaluate your success.
You do not need God to accomplish these things.
Never run the race against someone else. You are complete in Christ. Answer only to the Lord and you will find the measure of success (1 Cor 4:1-4).
For His glory,
Justin “not competitive” Johnson