Have you ever heard the saying, Real Queens don’t compete, they adjust each others crowns.”
“Real Queens don’t compete, they adjust each others crowns.” Tweet
To me, that is a fancy way of saying we all can win and should help each other do so. The world today is so full of the spirit of competition. Sadly, it’s even in the church.
- Who can pray the longest?
- Who can fast for forty days?
- Who can learn the most scriptures?
- Who can give the best answer for $300?
Are all examples of questions that may run through peoples minds. This is, especially, due to living in the technology age. The Bible tells us:
“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our own works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.”2 Timothy 1:9
Did you catch that?
Strut in your own lane.
Do not compare yourself to another. Psalm 139 clearly states that we all are unique, made fearfully and wonderfully. You have a special work that only you were created to do! Yet, when you compete for status or acceptance you are not walking confidently in your God given purpose. At those moments, you are living by man’s approval.
When you compete for status or acceptance you are not walking confidently in your God given purpose.Tweet me
Our identity is who Christ has made us not what mankind tries to mold us into.
“And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,”2 Timothy 2:24
We are one body made to flow and build together in Christ. When we lose sight of that, competition steps in and tells us to compare ourselves to our fellow sisters in Christ. Then an unnecessary battle begins.
We are to help one another, encourage and uplift one another, keep one another from falling.
Every single one of us needs grace.
We must show grace to others and accept it in our own lives. Then and only then can we understand that there are no I’s in this chosen team. There is enough love, success, and Christ for us all sis!
Keep struttin’ toward the mark of the high calling.
Written by: Keierra ReeNell