This has been a long time coming. I am thrilled to be starting this journey of connecting with you all. For over a year now, I have had this desire in my heart to create an avenue in which I can connect just with you. Over the past two years, I have met so many of you beautiful women, and have been blessed by the opportunity to hear about your journey of growth. However, there is still so much more that God wants to share with you, and pour into you specifically. There is so much more He still desires to do in you, and through you. The world needs you. Your homes need you. Your families need you. Your churches need you, and there is greatness in Him that He wishes to reveal through you ladies. But before we dive into all that He wants to release through this platform, let’s start off this official first post with an encouraging message and an important reminder.
Born A Queen
There are many stories I’ve read in the Bible which have left me speechless. I suppose that shouldn’t come as a surprise since the bible was never meant to be ordinary. But if you were to ask me what story of them all stands out to me the most, I would have to say the story of Esther. Is her story extra special to me because I too am a woman? Yes. No shame in admitting that. #girlpower
But, the story of Esther is not about some poor woman who got real lucky and became a queen. It’s about a woman who was BORN a QUEEN.
Let that sink in a little.
Did You Know?
There are many women today walking around seeking for validation, approval and status. Whether we’re in church or not, we want to be recognized, praised, noticed and admired. But in our secretly desperate desire for one or all of these things, we fail to see the truth of who God already says we are.
It’s as if we are dying to find a crown, when in reality we’re already wearing one.
What you will notice about Esther as you read her story is that she never once demanded for a crown or fought to be the Queen. She didn’t seek for the attention, approval, praise, or admiration. In fact, we read that when Esther was brought into the palace “she asked for nothing except what Hegai the king’s eunuch, who had charge of the women, advised” (chapter 2, verse 15). The verse then continues to say, “now Esther was winning favor in the eyes of ALL WHO SAW HER”.
There was such beauty in her humility and submission that she was already winning favor long before she was physically crowned as Queen for the world to see. How? By positioning herself in the place that God brought her to, and believing in the truth of who she knew she was. She did this while WAITING for God to reveal to others the Queen that she already was. Esther was a Queen long before the king crowned her as one because she was a woman that had been walking and living in the truth of who God saw her, and created her to be.
Is this the type of confidence that we carry today? In our jobs, schools, relationships, and overall environment, are we walking and living in the truth that God has created us to be?
If Only We Knew
Now, ladies what if we all saw how precious we EACH are to God? What if we all looked at ourselves through God’s lenses, as opposed to the world’s? What if we all believed that each one of us are extraordinary pieces of jewels that God deeply treasures?
What if as women created by an indescribable God, we quoted the truth of His Word over our lives instead of “Formation” lyrics? (yes, it had to be said). What if we believed in the truth that God has created each one of us with a purpose that goes far beyond what we expect or hope for ourselves? Imagine the true inspiration and the Godly influence we would release in the world around us.
Ladies, God looks at you everyday and brags about how perfectly He’s made you. He is moved by your smile, blown away by your beauty, and touched by your nurturing heart. He knows all the secretly hidden details about you that even you don’t know yet about yourself and still remains madly in love with you. He looks at you as you are and crowns you a Queen each day because you are made by Him, a King.
There is nothing more or less you can do to change the way He sees you and feels about you. You are acceptable, and perfect for Him the way that you are. Let’s allow this truth to bring freedom, confidence, and joy into our lives.