I used to say this a lot to my students: do your own best.
You don't have to be the best. You don't have to win. It's okay if something actually is too hard for you. But!
You always can do your own best.
It's true for me too I think. Maybe you too?
Walk at your own best pace. Serve at your own best pace. Grow at your own best pace.
And if that sounds selfish, I mean more so: do what GOD says to do and not what culture says.
The Bible doesn't call us to win. But it does call us to press on toward the prize. The prize is Jesus!
So listen up to the One who loves you, set your feet on the track He has written for you, and go do your own best.
An earlier version of this first appeared here.