By Valisha McFarlane
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 NLT
In order to be God’s leading lady, an authentic and virtuous woman, you must work to rid yourself of the spirit of competition and jealously. Our God has more than enough blessings to go around, and He has good works planned that you are assigned to fulfill.
You cannot spend your precious moments living someone else’s dream! Your days will become a nightmare. You are anointed to be you. Spend time studying the bible and listening to God so you will find out who “you” really are.
Unhealthy competition can become a never ending cycle. You will always feel like someone is gaining on you or others will always be more or do more than you. Stop that negative thinking. You are sabotaging your success. How can you become confident in your gifts, talents and creativity if you are always looking over your shoulder to see what sister is gaining on you?
Change your focus. Look to God, not others for your value and confidence. Spend your energy exploring and moving toward your divine purposes. If you let jealousy and competition be a stumbling block, you are operating in a scarcity mentality. El Shaddai has placed greatness on the inside of you and it doesn’t look like anyone else’s.
I embrace the authentic me. I will follow my heart and not the crowd. I declare that I chose to perceive myself according to what God’s word says about me. I will not let fear, jealousy or competition steal my destiny. I decree that I am God’s masterpiece and my mind is set to pursue the purposes of God passionately!
In Jesus name, Amen.