Provoking to emulation is good. When someone tries to be like you or better than you then, you've done a great thing. Worry not when someone gets recognition for something that you may have originally done. It's a compliment to you!
14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
If you are a believer, you are "grafted in." Bless God for being grafted in.
PROVOKING OTHERS TO EMULATE:
verb [ with obj. ]
match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation: lesser men trying to emulate his greatness.
• imitate: hers is not a hairstyle I wish to emulate.
• Computing reproduce the function or action of (a different computer, software system, etc.).
emulation |ˌemyəˈlāSHən| noun.
emulative |-ˌlātiv| adjective.
emulator |-ˌlātər| noun
ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from Latin aemulat- 'rivaled, equaled,' from the verb aemulari, from aemulus 'rival.'
May your spirit pick this up so that you too may be edified and uplifted loved one! God ALWAYS has a blessing for you. ~ Essie