October 2013: Are You Worthy?

When I first started watching basketball, “Big Game” James Worthy was one of my favorite players. I appreciated Worthy for many reasons, with the primary ones being: His game had style but without unnecessary flash. He played within a team concept even though he had a superstar’s game.

 In life we are often proving ourselves worthy of something- friendship, pay raise, love, etc…But what happens when you indirectly are told you are not worthy? The two most common instances where this happens are job interviews and courtship. When faced with this we have many choices. The two most common ones are avoidance, as in denial by stating the other party is clearly mistaken.

Or, we prove ourselves worthy as shown in this clip from Seinfeld:

In proving yourself, keep in mind your performance in big game situations matters as much as the value you assign to yourself. Most people have an inflated value of their own worth and assign a lesser value to others. This, in itself, is not a bad thing because life is a market economy. You set your value and see who is willing to pay that price, and confirm you are indeed worthy.

Two worthy ones
I now introduce you to two of my favorite people in the world, who also happen to be the best of friends. We met in college and I don’t know how, but I proved myself to be worthy of their friendship from day one. For this, I am happy.

andrea taylor. The best starting point is to say that she works with and for the youth both in her professional life as well as her personal life, through ministry at her church, Antioch Baptist Church of Corona.

Shaun Merritt-Scott. Always there to bring laughter, particularly through her brand of straight-shooting talk, she is an educator who has recently joined the entrepreneurial ranks with "The Pamapered Chef".