Words from the Ref...
"The Divine Wrestling Match"
Genesis 32:22-30 NKJV
In life, we all have personal struggles. There is simply no way around them. I believe that every struggle has history...you know the root...the origin of the problem. My attention was directed to the story of Esau and Jacob. A saga which began back in the Book of Genesis 32:22-30 NKJV.
It is an example of family dysfunction gone terribly wrong. A mother and her favorite child conspire to take something that was not rightfully theirs. What do you do when someone conspires to take a blessing that was rightfully meant for you?
It is very hard to imagine that these two had the same mother. Twins who shared one womb for nine months. Even in the womb, these two wrestled one another. Was this a type and shadow of a future wrestling match that would occur years later?
May I submit to you that maybe, just maybe these two brothers were sparing partners trained in their mother's womb for a much greater fight...their Destiny.
Esau and Jacob's personal struggle was rooted in promises, betrayal, death and now anger. Anger to the point that Esau sought to kill his brother Jacob.
My Spiritual Father spoke on the subject, "The Door of Expansion." What do you do when you have not realized that you are a door?
Act Like A Lady. Think Like A Boss.
Leadership Smarts In 5 Easy Steps!
"In an Aflac career that has spanned 28 years, Jamie Lee has benefited from numerous mentors as she steadily progressed up the corporate ladder.
Today, as Aflac's SVP and chief service officer, she holds a major role in the company, leading a team of 2,600 people across Aflac's core operations.
"It's such an incredible honor to work at Aflac because of our focus on women in leadership and on diversity across the board. There's a reason that we show up on best places to work lists--and women in C-level positions across the organization are a big part of that. It's very encouraging to women."
For women just starting out in business, she offers her leadership smarts in five easy steps:
1. Keep your focus. The most important job is the one you have.
2. Grow in your role. There's value to being in the slow cooker. You can't microwave yourself as a leader. Soak and marinate in the role that you're in.
3. Earn your way. Let your performance speak for itself. Don't force your way up the corporate ladder.
4. Relationships first, results second. Results come easier and quicker to a person who values relationships.
5. Keep perspective. You're a human, then a mother, sister, and wife. Career may be a big part of who you are, but it shouldn't define you completely."
*"Partially Retrieved March 31, 2019, "The Benefits and Perks of Attracting America's Top Female Clients," article written by Anita Campbell CEO, Small Business Trends, Published September 29, 2018."
** Read the entire article at: https://www.inc.com/aflac/attracting-americas-top-female-talent.html**