Woman, do you ever feel like a dead tree, even though you know God has filled you with living water and knowledge/wisdom that needs to be shared? Well, be encouraged. Do what's necessary to go from feeling like a dead tree to BEING the fruitful, flowering tree that God wants to make you.
When they say, "You are a strong woman." or "You are an independent woman.", are they being insulting? Are they suggesting that weak and dependent is what they expect the norm to be for women?
Isaiah 61"For the Spirit of the Lord God is upon me;.." https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/kjv/Isa.61
Nov - Links to TPM Wearables for purchase.
Oct - Mistaken for the side piece.
July - I Cor 7:34 - An Observation, not a Command.
May - Women, we change the atmosphere.
March - Women's History:
Black Women Preachers;
No More Smallin' Up of Me; Our Greatest Fear.
February - Valentines...daily!
Dec - Christmas..don't get too deep.
Nov - Happy Thanksgiving!
October - That's not worship.
August - The devil is a liar!
July - Where do you f-i-t?
June - "No" instead of "Go".
April - Let them "kill" you.
March-Woman, You are good
February - What ministry is calling you?
January - Woman, Go!
November-Don't be a Jonah.
October - It's Time for a new
September - Youth, here is something you can conquer.
July - Passive/Aggressive Leaders.
June - It's hard to leave.
May - Woman, why are you
April - Passive/Aggressive people.
March - God will give you His
own special pulpit
Feb - Rejection can be a blessing.
January - Snakes in your life.
Interesting point: A bully who claims to dislike you, will make every attempt to keep everyone's attention on you. They make sure everyone is watching you, what you're wearing, how you sit, what you eat, how your hair looks, how you work or study, and especially how you react to how the bully points you out, makes others afraid to speak to you, makes others hate you, etc. The bully always keeps the attention on the disliked person rather than trying to keep attention off the disliked person. Perhaps, the bully feels insecure and keeps the attention on the disliked person so people don't have time to see whatever is wrong with the bully that the bully wants to hide about him/herself. Perhaps, the bully doesn't dislike/hate you at all. Perhaps the bully admires you and hates self because she/he (not YOU) thinks that she/he is lesser than you. So, what could be secret admiration is manifested in open "hate". Remember Samson vs the Philistines? Since she/he can't figure out how you are who you are, so that she/he can be as strong and self-loving as you, she/he would rather kill you...which is ridiculous because quickly she will find someone else that she admires...um.... "dislikes" and has to start the bullying all over again. It's so much easier and less time-comsuming and less stressful to just love and like yourself. It takes work, but do the work. Period.