It really does not make sense looking at others. Comparing myself and wondering if He is blessing me. I cannot see what struggles they went through to get to where they are. Cannot tell if they have already reached where they ought to be, or whether their experiences are part of a planned journey.
After unfolding our petals we will see. Some are roses. Chrysanthemums. Lilies. Each at a different stage of development. Intricately designed. Some will thrive in cool weather. Others where the sun is at its warmest, or in the coolest shade.
One thing I know is that there is a specific destination laid out for me. It might take a different path. A couple of detours. And will hardly be the same as it is for others. Although I might seem a bit impatient about where I am, I do not resent the progress that others are making.
It is comforting to know that I can trust the Guide who is always by my side.