I’m glad you’re here!
Whatever differences we have, all women have three things in common: a desire to know genuine love, a desire to be accepted for who we really are, and a desire to feel beautiful.
At the core of these desires is the inborn image of God within us. He is Love, He is the Grantor of eternal acceptance, and He is the Beautiful One.
As women, what we believe about love, acceptance, and beauty shapes our mindsets – the attitudes and opinions that form our thought processes, our standards – the measure we use to judge ourselves and others and make decisions, and our ability to fulfill our purpose.
As God’s daughters, we are to define love, acceptance, and beauty in His Word first, and then establish our lives on His truth.
Unfortunately, in this day of social media and reality T.V., too many of us have been influenced by the world’s definitions of love, acceptance, and beauty. As a result, not all of us have stepped fully into our identity in Christ and become who God called us to be.
This isn’t God’s plan. He didn’t design us to conform to the world’s standards but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. To know that we are completely loved, totally accepted, and beautifully and wonderfully created by Him.
God wants us to believe that we are worthy of genuine love and acceptance from others without pretense and that our beauty is defined by more than the clothes we wear, our body-type, make-up, or hair.
However, if you don’t believe that God loves you, you will approach Him through religion instead of relationship.
You won’t believe that He cares enough about you to personally care what happens to you. You won’t believe in His good plan for you, that He wants to answer your prayers or that you are worthy of genuine unconditional love from others.
If you don’t believe you are accepted by God because of His grace, you will try to earn His acceptance instead of simply stepping into it.
If you don’t learn to accept yourself with all your imperfections and feel secure in who you are, you will always strive to be more, do more, and have more in order to feel worthy of acceptance from others.
You will constantly compare yourself to others and never be content with who you are and what you have. You will never see yourself as worthy of total acceptance from others without feeling the need to pretend, if necessary, to be what they expect of you until you realize what it means to be accepted by God. You will compromise who God called you to be to gain the acceptance of people.
If you don’t believe that you are beautiful without all the pretense and pomp, you will focus on outer beauty and never learn to nurture the beauty in your heart.
Why I’m here
Beloved, on behalf of our Father, I invite you to be who God called you to be through the transforming power of His love, acceptance, and beauty through the pages of this blog, my books, and podcast.