Ladies, this is for you. I’m all up in my feelings.
Have you ever felt like everyone else has more friends than you, and that must make you pretty average? Or maybe you’re not athletic, or a pageant queen, or you struggle with your weight. Maybe you are ditzy and have never been deemed the smart girl. Maybe you’re short or awkwardly tall, maybe you were never homecoming court or prom queen. Maybe you feel like you’re just not that good at anything, and you’re still trying to find your place in the whole scheme of things. Maybe you feel like you’re in last place for the popularity contest. Maybe you don’t have a boyfriend and feel ugly, maybe you’re married and feel inadequate. Maybe you’re a single mom and feel like you’re not worth the effort.
Because whatever you may feel like you’re not, I want to remind you of who you are.
You are a daughter of the one true king.
Can we all rest in that peace? I would love to stop worrying about everything I’m not, and focus on who I am. This was going to be a longer post, but it’s midnight and I think I’d rather share scripture than my own words at this point. I wanted to gather a few verse that help remind me who I am because I tend to forget sometimes. Maybe you do too, so I pray this is encouraging to you. Especially on hard Monday mornings.
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39
“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” 1 John 3:1
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
You are His, and you are loved.
Choose that truth today over the lie that’s screaming for your attention.