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No Comparison

by Shannon Wilkerson

It is far too common for women to measure their own value based on another woman’s accomplishments, her family unit, the way that she looks, her income etc. If we could only see ourselves the way that God sees us, how awesome would that be? Everyone’s purpose is different. So, why are you constantly comparing yourself to other women and fighting for a position? God has already placed you where He needs you to be. You don’t have to fight for it! It’s yours!

Don’t look at other people’s glitter and, sometimes fake, gold and feel like you are behind in your journey. Instead look at how far God has brought you! Remember when you couldn’t pay your bills or when you were still in that bad relationship that clearly wasn’t for you? Continue reading

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Day 18 Proverbs Challenge: Poison or Fruit —You Choose

by Latricia C. Bailey

“Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.”
Proverbs 18:21 (MSG)

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see. Now you see me, now you don’t. George thinks he will, but I know he won’t.”

These are the chants and boastful words from prizefighter and champ, Muhammad Ali, taunted towards another notable fighter. On October 30, 1974, 32-year-old Muhammad Ali became the heavyweight champion of the world for the second time when he knocked out 25-year-old champ George Foreman in the eighth round of the “Rumble in the Jungle,” a match in Kinshasa, Zaire. The fight was impressive because of many reasons. But the thing that always makes the difference to me with any fight are the words that initiate it.

Professional boxers fight and often use trash talk to incite fear or doubt in their opponents. Muhammad Ali to me was the king of trash talk not because he wanted to hurt them, but because his strategy was to initiate fear of him in them. Continue reading

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