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Gaining Status: A Quote

If you are always seeking a certain status to validate who you are, you’re never going to have peace. You can’t climb up to find yourself. You have to find your self so (that) you can climb up! You have to know who you are so you can climb to status.”~ Bishop T.D Jakes In all that we do, in every attempt to succeed, we are inherently challenged with the idea of “Status.” Even with something as simple as blogging, we find ourselves judging our positions, condemning ourselves for not having X amount of followers or X amount of likes or views. “The proof is in the pudding, the validation is in the numbers”, we tell ourselves. We allow this wrong mindset to convince us that we are not worthy of what we are doing. This becomes our sad gospel, when in reality these things are not completely relevant. Consider King David. He was a youth between the ages of 12 and 15 when he was anointed by the Prophet Samuel as King of Israel (I Samuel 16). His …