I had the privilege of guest posting for the Christian Women Business Organization. They are an amazing group of women that meets together once a month to support one another and help other women be successful in their businesses, professions, and ministries.
Here are a few excerpts from my piece.
What is it about women that makes us so gosh darn competitive with one another?
It’s not flattering.
It doesn’t do any good.
And usually it doesn’t make any difference in the end.
No matter your age, season of life, or level of maturity… as women we all struggle with competition to some extent.
The trouble is… we are on the same team and taking out another player only hurts us.
Do you get what I am saying? This is truly an unprecedented time in history for women. We have a voice, we have titles, and we have ownership. The system is not perfect, but it is the best it has ever been.
Competition can be so very devastating but collaboration between strong, intelligent, God fearing women… can be dangerous!
No wonder the enemy tries so hard to pit us against one another… when we join forces we are truly a force to be reckoned with.
What if we set our personal agendas aside and looked toward the kingdom? How much more glory would we bring to God if we were connecting and supporting other women instead of tearing them down shred by shred.
We somehow (subconsciously?) think tearing down another woman will make us feel better about ourselves and our own insecurities.
But really, when it is all said and done there is no prize to be won for feeling better about yourself.
Instead, you end up with a heart and head full of resentment, hatred, jealousy, bitterness, depression, anxiety, and probably more insecurities.
Click here to read the full piece, then come back and let me know what you thought.
The post was not intended to only be applicable to working women, but to all of us.
How does this apply to you?
Do you feel that women are too competitive with one another?