“Then I observed that most people are motivated to success because they envy their neighbors. But this, too, is meaningless—like chasing the wind.”
A couple of days ago Facebook joined Petro China, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet as the newest member of the $1 Trillion dollar market cap companies. For all the warning about the demise of big tech and how we might one day bore of them and start to use new services, it’s pretty amazing that Facebook continues to grow and grow in market value. Comparing one tech giant to the the other is hard to do in that they all seem to be dominant in their different offerings. There is some overlap but for the most part they each have claimed their lanes and continue to grow and grow. There are many lessons on the benefits of staying focused on what you do best, becoming known for that, and then letting all the rest take care of itself. We will likely never have a $1 Trillion dollar valued company, but we can be of great value to the customers and consumers that we serve by continuing to do what we do best.
We have to be careful that we don’t get caught up in the comparisons or the scorecards that others create for us. As we think about how we can bring glory to God through our work, there is no comparison to be made, no enviousness, no trying to think that we are somehow of more or less value to God than others. Our God is absolute in His love and judgement. He does not grade on a curve when it comes to His caring nor our love for Him. He values us each way more than we can fathom. We just need to surrender our comparative nature all to Him.
Reference: Ecclesiastes 4:4 (New Living Translation)