Face your race
Maintain your pace
I'm sure you have heard so many times that life is a race. Interestingly, it is as much a sprint as it is a marathon. We must all remain focussed on our individual races - what people around you are doing could impact you but must not distract you from your race. Despite the fact that there were more cars around me at the traffic light, it was no reason to change my destination and follow them to theirs when the light changed to green. Unfortunately, some people get distracted and derailed from their destination (& purpose in God) because of what is happening around them. Let's take this to another level...
Sometimes when you stop at a red light, the people on the other side will likely have a green light. You cannot decide to move forward on another person's green light; if you do, you are likely to have an accident or other unpleasant consequences. It is exactly the same in the spitirual. Much as you may want it to be, life is not filled with green lights. Can you just imagine having to be on the go every moment and day of your lives. Exhaustion and possibly frustration is sure to set in - not to mention being burned out.