Healthy Competition

The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 

Genesis 4:4-6

Competitiveness can be a positive motivation for us to not give up, to have hope that we can overcome a setback.

Competitiveness can also cause negative responses, causing frustration, envy, anger, and sometimes impulsive reactions which lash out at others.

How do you “bridle” your competitiveness?  Just as with temptation, the ultimate path lies in the decisions we make at the “fork in the road”.  Look past the circumstance, down the path.  Which one leads to the destination you want to go?

If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”

Genesis 4:7 

This devotional was written by Kim Curry, Deacon extraordinaire at FBC Weslaco, and first year manager of the RGV Chili Dogs in the Baptist Baller League. On any given Sunday you can find him leading worship on his guitar in the Traditional Service and then quickly setting his fantasy football starters with his wife Janice before he heads over to teach the Age to Age Sunday School Class at 9:40 am. It could be said that sin was crouching at Kim’s door after this past week when he was heard praying for Kyler Murray’s failure during the first NFL Sunday. Unfortunately, Kim stopped praying in the 3rd quarter. After the prayer of this righteous man stopped, Kyler Murray picked up 25 points and the Chili Dogs suffered their first loss of the season. Find out more about Kim on our next devotional!