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Choose to Challenge

Today is being celebrated as International Women’s Day, it so happens to also fall on a public and bank holiday for us in Belize. That means I have time to think and write.

Today, I want to challenge you to take a moment and think of all the women in your life, the ones who point you to God, who inspire, empower, encourage and love you? Take some time and thank God for these women and if you can let them know that you appreciate them.

I also just wanted to share some thoughts that I’ve had bouncing around in my head, demanding my attention.

Days like today, where we celebrate the achievements of women and also bring awareness to inequality, I can’t help but wonder if there isn’t more that we can do.

Can we advocate for change if we ourselves aren’t willing to change?

Borrowing a portion of this year’s theme, here are some things I want us to consider, it is by no way a comprehensive list but rather just merely scratching the surface of a discussion we need to have.

What if… we choose to challenge:

  • Negative Self- talk
  • Bad habits
  • Comparison
  • Passing judgment
  • Self Sabotage
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Worry
  • Envy
  • Gossip
  • Fear
  • Injustice
  • Abuse (in all forms)
  • Scarcity Mentality
  • Crab inna Bucket Mentality

When we improve ourselves, we can help others improve.

When we find our voice, we can help others speak.

When we find our freedom, we can lead others to freedom.

When we become empowered, we can empower others.

When women support and lift each other up, amazing things happen. Let us be intentional about making a change, in our lives, our homes, our community, our world.

I would love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to send me a message or leave a comment below.

Shayr wid yo frens

4 thoughts on “Choose to Challenge”

  1. I need to copy your list and put them in my prayer journal. I have so many thoughts to challenge. But, one by one, God will deliver me!

  2. I have challenged many things…. but a lot of our women love the status quo. Even if it is unfair or demeaning, they do not want to “make any waves”. And so, I am the outsider, the one who “want to make trouble”. I wish some women would rise up with me and challenge…..because it sure is lonely out here………

    1. Thanks for your input. I do think there are other women out there like you, who also feel like an “outsider”. I know you’re not alone. We just need to find them. 😉 We need wavemakers too. 🙂

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