Of course I can’t speak for you – I can only tell you what my choices have revealed to me about myself.
As I reflect on the choices I have made throughout my life, I can see how many times I have sold myself short, primarily because I didn’t see myself as God does. My choice of relationships was just one indicator (among many) of someone who didn’t see her own worth.
As I observed trends in my life, I decided my choices needed to shift. I understood that my lack of self worth was the lens I used to make many choices. I spent many years fighting to overcome the whole “I wish I was shorter, I wish I was taller, I wish I had straight hair, I wish mine was curly, etc., etc.,” syndrome that many women experience. I finally settled into my own skin. I finally learned to love the skin I am in.
One of my favorite scriptures can be found in Psalms 139: 14 (KJV) I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous [are] thy works; and [that] my soul knoweth right well. I love this scripture because it reminds me of my value, not in comparison to other women or media images, but in relationship to the great care God took to create me … and you.
I am writing to you from my heart this morning. It is important to me that every woman and every young girl understands and acknowledges her “own” worth. We are all “fearfully and wonderfully made.” We all have something awesome to offer this world and valuing ourselves is one giant step towards living purpose filled lives.
As I move forward in life, I am determined to make choices that reflect my confidence in God, and myself.
What do your choices tell you about you?