I had an experience tonight that I feel I need to share. Tonight I found myself in a meeting with all men. Good, upstanding men that I can tell from our little interactions have good characters & are respected in the community. In the meeting each member is asked to commit & contribute to each other for an extended time, including myself. These commitments are important & require some effort on all of our parts. As these requirements were explained in the meeting I immediately began to feel inadequate. I questioned my being there. I was positive that these men would be "disappointed" to have me, a woman, as a weak link. I felt like a liability, that they would feel like I was holding them back. As I sat, there with these thoughts I realized something. No one in the group had said these things. Not one of the men said anything discouraging or made me feel less important. In fact they encouraged me to be part of the conversation & agreed with my input. So why was I having these doubts & feeling so small?---- Fear. The adversary knows that if we are fearful, we are lacking faith to move forward. We're stuck in a downward spiral of negativity. Sometimes it's not easy to get out of those spirals but one of the best ways I know how is prayer. Pray to God to have Him tell you your role and worth. He will always lift you up. Because you have worth and you are needed.