There is not a scarcity in the heavens. Any shortages of supply are man made. In ME, flow rivers of milk and honey. All that is supplied, is supplied by ME and MY supply is an endless reservoir.
I AM the Vine and you are the branches. Life, love and living flow throughout eternity, because of ME. I hold the life of ALL in the palm of MY hand and death is MY slave. Everything that is made must submit to ME.
Competing is fine and striving to be better is also fine. Your race, however, is not against other men or even against time. The race is always between the carnal you and spirit filled you.
Your sinful nature is in direct competition with your anointed purpose. The flesh is warring against the spirit. You decide who wins, the carnal nature or your heavenly calling.
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.