This one is for the girls. In this crazy busy world with magazines telling you to be sexy, the pressure to look a certain way for boys, and people going on crazy diets, it’s so easy to get lost in the ways of the world and to forget you who are. You need to know your identity and be strong in who you actually are if you want to make a difference and be effective in your ministry for Jesus. When we don’t know who we are, everyone else around us is missing out on what we bring, because the message of Jesus is not just for us! If you don’t know who you are when trials come and when circumstances are tough, the devil can easily feed you lies. He can tell you that you are not good enough, not popular enough, not pretty enough, not talented enough and that you aren’t loved.
Girls! This is not true! If you read the Bible you will find that in fact, it says the very opposite! You are LOVED. You are VALUED. You are WORTH IT. You are CREATIVE. You are BEAUTIFUL. You are TALENTED. You are SMART. You were made to FLOURISH. You were perfectly and creatively designed with PURPOSE. You are GIFTED. You are CAPABLE. You have DESTINY. You have been SET FREE. You are BOLD. You are STRONG. And you are COURAGEOUS. You are a fearfully and wonderfully made DAUGHTER OF A KING. If I were you, I would trust what God says about you, not what people God created say about you, for their opinions ultimately don’t matter. Opinions change. Fashions change. People change. But the one thing that remains steady is Jesus. What he says about you will never change. EVER. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or what you will ever do, nothing will change his opinion of you!
So stand firm in who JESUS says you are.
“You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.” // Song of Song 4:7
“The King is enthralled by your beauty; honour him, for he is your lord.” // Psalm 45:11