"By spending time in His Word, we choose to believe that we are precious to our heavenly Father, regardless of how others have treated us, and we learn to live with a hopeful and cheerful attitude around our children." -The Mom Walk
Isn't it interesting that no matter how old we get, we still have insecurities? In a culture that is constantly trying to define the roles of mothers, wives, and women, many have forgotten who God designed us to be. Who/what has been defining you (past mistakes, painful memories, comparison, insecurities)? It is crucial that we believe in who God says we are, so that we may encourage and inspire our children to do the same. His fantastic love for us is transforming, but can only become truly powerful in our lives if we accept it as our truth. Let's take a look at the beautiful identity God has for women:
You are helpful and needed... "Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” … And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." -Genesis 2:18, 22-24
You are valuable... "An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels." -Proverbs 31:10
You are kind... "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue." -Proverbs 31:26
You are strong... "She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." -Proverbs 31:25
It is through spending time in His word that we are able to gain and benefit from the correct reminders of our true identity. We must be obedient and disciplined enough to silence the noise from the outside world long enough to listen to our Father. Meditate on those verses today, and take a moment to complete the reflection and application questions below.
-Out of the verses above, are there any parts of the identity God has for you that you have struggled to accept as your own? If so, which one(s), and why? -What insecurities do you need to let go of today in order to have a better attitude for and toward your children? -Are you still holding on to something negative someone has said/done to you? Spend some quiet time with the Lord today, and hand those burdens over to Him.