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Different paths

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So I was looking at a person who posted her podcast numbers on a social media site. And I have to admit, they were very impressive. Her podcast was only published for less than 6 months and her growth was remarkable. While looking at her post I thought about my numbers and how much longer I had my podcast, but how much smaller my numbers were. And for a quick moment I began to ask God why, but it wasn't 2 seconds later -- literally -- that I stopped mid-thought and said, 'I'm happy for her podcast and I'm happy for my podcast too.' 

You see how quickly I shifted my thoughts? You see how quickly I chose to be happy for someone else? You see how quickly I could have wasted time on thinking her podcast and mine had anything to do with each other? I could have gotten in another head space that was totally ridiculous and unnecessary. Yet I refused to waste my time and if I wasn't careful I could have put unrealistic expectations on myself and on God when that wasn't what He had in mind for me. You see, what God has for me is for me at the time He has it for me. Not a moment sooner and not a moment later. I accept that and I'm moving to His beat, nobody else's. It doesn't matter how much anybody else seems to be blowing up, I'm focusing on me, myself, and I. Plus, I have no idea how things came to be with the next person. What if their foundation is shaky? We have to be careful.

I'm just doing things God's way and I love the peace of mind I have in doing it His way. I can look myself in the mirror and say all is well with my soul. And that's a big deal. So, I've come to encourage you that if anybody seems to be moving full steam ahead and you're not, take heart, God still has you covered. And He hasn't forgotten about you. We just have to be conscious of our mindsets and realize our path is different than the next person's. Consistency is key, so keep pumping out that great content and focus on your path. Philippians 4:7 says, "and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Keep trusting God, stay on your path, and you will get to where it is He's taking you. 
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