Keep Looking Up!
Am I making progress in my life? We all want to know the answer to that question, don't we? But where do you look in order to determine how you're doing? Do you look to professional athletes, celebrities, successful business people, politicians, parents, siblings, people on House Hunters?
Too often we look to the right and to the left to determine how we're progressing in life. Sometimes we become so good at trying to keep up with someone else, we forget that God's plan isn't that we keep pace with other people. His plan is that we become like His Son, Jesus.
In the Old Testament, God's people were struggling with this exact thing. They were comparing themselves to other people in order to determine if they were making progress. Here's what they said to Samuel, God's prophet, and to God,