A competitive person often gives us an unfriendly, aggressive, offensive, or even hostile image. But Paul of Tarsus is a good example of a competitive person whom the Lord utilized to reach people with the gospel about Jesus and establish churches worldwide. I do not mean competition is always good. Contrary, competition, in general, leads to disappointment. Paul has reminded us that in a race, everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize. Yet, he did not ask us to stop striving but to run to win instead. Competition with a positive posture can drive us to enhance our personality and sharpen our skills. “Whatever I am now, it is all because God poured out his special favor on me – and not without results. For I have worked harder than any of the other apostles, yet it was not I but God who was working through me by his grace. – 1 Corinthians 15:10.” Whether we are driven by our own ambition or the fierce wish to serve the Lord is key. Some schools drive their students to their utmost by inducing their greediness. I wish my kids could strive for their excellence in serving those in need.