The other day I had the second best day ever on my blog. Deuceology had a day unlike most in its short history.
I was pumped up and excited. Wow! Really? That many people were reading my little blog.
I wanted to celebrate. I wanted to load everyone up, go to Ruth’s Chris and drop about $300 that I didn’t have on a meal.
That’s how excited I was.
Guess what happened next?
I read a tweet.
I read a tweet where someone said that they had just hit 20,000 views on their blog for the first time that day.
Know what I did? Yep. I got everyone out of the car. We weren’t driving to Knoxville to eat at a very expensive a la carte restaurant.
I was deflated. I felt defeated. I thought about stopping Deuceology. What’s the use? I’ll never have 20,000 views in a single day.
Know what happened next?
I stopped it.
I quit feeding that monster.
I stopped comparing myself to that person.
I think that is what Paul would have encouraged me to do.
He would said, “Want to go over my resume’ again? I was hot stuff. Guess what? It’s all a bunch of horse dung”
That’s what it is. That’s what my thinking was.
In the end, that’s what my blog your reading is.
Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate you reading. I am going to continue to write it and I hope we have a lot of fun with it.
However, in the end, when I go home and stand before the Lord, He isn’t going to say, “Oh yes! Larry the Deuce, blogger.”
He is going to say, “Larry Carter, you’re covered by My Son’s blood.”
That’s what matters.
And when I want to compare myself to someone else? I just need to remember that.
Do you ever find yourself comparing yourself to someone else? What do you do to stop feeding that monster?