A few weeks ago, I was talking to a friend. As we sat and talked, we began to discuss our roles as women today. We looked at who we are as wives, mothers, friends, daughter, and so much more. As if those roles had not demonstrated to us the importance of the call that had placed on our lives, we began to discuss our roles outside of our homes and relationships.
Somehow, the expectations of the world began to creep into our conversation. We could both see how the standard of being a super, you can do it all, and be it all to everyone type of woman was infecting our self esteems like viruses injected into our veins. We have each been spoon fed specific criteria that makes a woman successful. There is this mold of what a woman today is supposed to look like. There is this vision of what her home should be like. Someone has said how her relationship should be with her husband and children. I am not sure who has set this standard, but it seems that if we do not meet it, we, as women, end up thinking that we lack value. We think that if we aren’t making a certain amount of money with a specific degree, driving a certain type of car, with one type of hair, and our families reflecting the magazine image, we lack value. We feel that without these things, no one will want us, need us, or desire us. Yet this is a lie!
Those standards are not God’s standards of women…
Today, I am here to tell you that you are very valuable and so am I. You are worth it.
If no one else ever tells you this, I want you to know that you are of great value.
God loves you.
NO!!! STOP! STOP RIGHT THERE!!!
Before you write off what I am saying as some cliché statement that everyone says, think about it…
Get this deep down in your heart, mind, spirit, and soul…
Jesus died for you. Not just for the world, but for you too…
I will wait for a moment as you think about this.
He did not do this in vain. He did this with you in mind. Sometimes we don’t realize the importance of this statement.
JESUS DIED FOR YOU!
That means you are worth His life.
You are worth more than any paycheck could ever represent. You are worth more time than any person can give. No one but God the Father, Jesus the Son, and our precious Holy Spirit could ever love you enough to equal your value.
The Almighty God, who hung the stars in the sky, took His time to create you. When I say create, I mean that He pieced you together, cell by cell.
He took time planning your life and working out ever aspect of it.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me! ~Psalm 139:17, 18
Let me tell you…there is One who will never forget about you. He thinks about you all of the time. He spends time, just sitting and thinking about you.
Did you know that He dances over you with singing?
For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” ~Zephaniah 3:17
When you feel like quitting or giving up, He will fight for you. You are worth it to Him. He will never leave you alone.
I just want to tell you today, from that bottom of my heart that you are worth it…all of it.
You are worth the fight!
You are worth the time!
You are worth the energy!
You are worth the love, the effort, and the patience!
You, my sweet sister, are worth the wait!
You are worth Jesus!!!
My prayer for you today is that you would be reminded, right in that place, how precious and valuable you are.
Because…You are worth it!!!