As I drove into the fuel station, some motorcycles also drove in at about the same time. In a few minutes, they all got filled and left. I was still there. My tank was being filled. I waited some more until I had a full tank. As I thought about how long it took me to get filled compared to the motorcycles, I got a lesson I would never forget. Avoid the sin of comparison. Don’t be in a hurry to fill up.

Friend, avoid the sin of comparison. Don’t be in a hurry to fill up. The capacity of greatness inside you and the distance you are to cover in life would ultimately determine the time God will take to get you ready (Luke 1:80). If you carry the capacity of a truck, don’t make motorcycles your role model so you won’t be grounded in life.

One of the gravest sins of a man of destiny is the sin of comparison (2 Corinthians 10:12). No two destinies are the same. Even if you are born a twin, you have a unique destiny different from that of your twin. We might be agemates, classmates, or workmates. We are never destinymates (1 Corinthians 15:3-10).

We must understand the peculiarity of our destiny and give it the commitment it requires (2 Peter 1:10). The reason a lot of people manifest lesser than their destiny is because of the wrong comparison. You can have the destiny of a timebomb but end up a knockout due to low preparation.

Every destiny has a consecration term (Judges 13:12). You need to let God define your consecration term for you. What is permitted for others may be forbidden for you even if it is not sinful (1 Corinthians 6:12, 10:23). You cannot carry the destiny of a prophetic intercessor and be feeding fat like a bouncer. You cannot carry the destiny of a Mary and be living like a Rahab. Both of them are useful to God but with different assignments (Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:27, Hebrews 10:31).

If I hurriedly left the fuel station because the motorcycles had left, I would eventually be stuck in the middle of nowhere (Isaiah 40:28-31). Sometimes, those who seem to have gone ahead of you may carry a lesser capacity and destiny than you (1 Corinthians 15:8-10). Rather than asking God; “When?” You need to ask Him; “Why?” The question of when reveals pressure, the question of why reveals purpose.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria