But, can I just talk to you for a minute? Woman to woman?
Why do we feel the need to tear each other down, especially when a peer starts to excel or succeed at something? Why, when we see someone who is reaching for her dreams, do we want to nitpick and talk about her behind her back?
It's almost as if women will cheer each other on......at first. Then, when we see that someone is going a little further than we do, or lose a little more weight, or get that promotion we wanted, or, or, or.....we bristle, get jealous, and resent them for their accomplishments and successes. We do the opposite of encourage and exhort.....we want to sabotage and tear down.
That is prideful and selfish. That is not wanting the spotlight on anyone but ourselves. And that is not how we are called to act.
Ladies, we are not competing with each other. There is no need for pettiness and bitterness. I am not claiming to be perfect. We all struggle sometimes. When we do get that twinge of jealously, let's quickly put it away. When we are tempted to say a not-so-kind word about someone, let's check our tongues and our hearts. Let's love one another. How can we expect others to receive the love of Christ if we are backbiting gossips who compete with one another for every little thing? That is not love, that is hatefulness.
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