Abiding is not a passive act. It means to take an active stance in order to “remain beside”, “to remain in place instead of leaving”, and “to cleave unto” something or someone. Abiding with God takes this concept deeper because He wants us to abide not only with Him, but in Him. In order for us to abide in God, then we must make the time to develop a relationship with Him. This means, we make the time to sit at the Lord’s feet through prayer and to learn about His ways through reading His word, so we can reach the goal of living our “lives in Him, rooted and built up, [and] strengthened in faith” (Colossians 2:6).
God knew we would need scriptures such as this to help us tame our tongues not only with the words we say to others, but also what we think. This Bible Study is focused on helping us to examine the thoughts we think and he words we speak. Throughout this three-part course, we will use Proverbs 18:20-21 as our guide, examining how we can incorporate these wise words into our daily lives.
Mind Your Tongue Bible Study Part I: What Fruit Are You Eating?
When was the last time you paid attention to the words you speak, specifically to yourself? This week, we will dive into the fruit you’re eating (the words you are saying to yourself), and how you can transform those words to create a reality of peace.
I am honored to be featured on C.W. Younger’s blog For Colored Girls Who Lead. She is featuring women who are making their mark as leaders in health, wealth and spirituality.
Here’s a snippit from our interview:
Can you name another woman, who had an impact on you as a leader?
There are several women, but I am going to have to be cliche and say my mom. She was a single mother, and she was a victim of domestic violence. My mom was able to get me and my brother out and safe. She was a teacher for 43 years. She also worked two jobs to provide for us. She was exhausted but still managed to raise us to be respectable people. As a parent, I don’t know how she did it. I struggle, and I have a husband to help me. It’s amazing to know that she did all of that by herself. She wasn’t trying to be a leader, it just came naturally. All of our successes and mistakes, our kids see it all. Now as a parent, I respect her on a whole new level.
What is your vision of a leader?
I believe a true leader has the best interest of the people who work with them at heart. I’ve worked with a lot of different types of people who were only invested in themselves and what you can do for them. A real leader acknowledges the people around them. They help to guide the people around them and cultivate their talents as well. It’s not just about me. It’s about our collective effort. A good leader helps to pull out their team’s talents, then they send them out to serve their purpose in the world.
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