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Even famous gospel singers suffer from discouragement, but Kierra Sheard is sharing her journey of breaking free from that by speaking out against comparison.

The 28-year-old daughter of Grammy-award-winning singer Karen Clark Sheard and Bishop J Drew Sheard of Greater Emmanuel Institutional C.O.G.I.C. in Detroit, Michigan, questioned God about the things that could be holding her back from advancing in her career and life. The answer seemed to be comparing herself to others.

“I had to come to grips with the fact that Jesus measures greatness by service, not status. What’s great to man isn’t great to Jesus,” the singer wrote in her blog on “What’s great to Jesus is how well you’ve carried out your mission/purpose in life. So, I’ve been inspired to do whatever is on my heart.”

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