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Keeping Our Eyes On Our Own Paper

Remember hearing that when we were in grade school?  The temptation to look at our neighbors work is based on the fear of doing something new and is a basic part of growing we all go through. This temptation takes a twist as we become adults. Instead of looking at our neighbor’s work to get the answer, we want to look to compare.


It’s now a pride issue and not a fear issue. We want to either catch them doing it wrong or pat ourselves on the back for being better than them. Either way, we are stuck in a self-centered motive fueled by pride and the outcome is never healthy. Think about it, our best learning comes from working with others and not against them.  When we focus on doing our best and not on the other person’s work, we are fulfilling a spiritual principle. Check your experience…


“What seemed at first a flimsy reed, has proved to be the loving and powerful hand of God. A new life has been given us or, if you prefer, “a design for living” that really works.” Big Book pg 28

Lord, let us look at our motives and efforts to see that we are doing the best work that we can, AMEN. 


“Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.” Galatians 6:4 

Have a blessed day y’all!

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