I have a beautiful 3 year old daughter. I love everything about her. She is smart, spunky, funny, caring, and so much more. I look at her and I see the grace of God on me.
I am so overwhelmed that God would trust me (with all the horrible mistakes I've made in my life) to raise a girl-child -- one who will want to emulate her mother-- is nothing short of Gods grace.
I take this very seriously, and think about her as she grows up. I am careful to show her how God loves her, how he thinks she is a treasure. How she is HIS princess. That he made her just the way she is for a reason, that she has purpose and meaning.
My hope is to teach her to believe what God says about her rather than what the world says... so it hurt my heart to no end to hear these words come out of her mouth after watching a princess cartoon...
"Oh I wish I was as beautiful as she was... maybe if I had hair like her, or a dress like her I could be beautiful too"
She's 3, and the poison of the world has already touched her!
Oh Friends! What happens to us? Why do we believe the lies of this world rather than the truth of God?
Are you like me? Do you struggle with not feeling good enough? Or feeling that if you could just change that ONE thing then everything would be right?
What a lie! God is good. He loves us. He knows we are but dust, but he Chooses to call us his BRIDE, his Princess!
Oh Lord, that we would stop looking at ourselves through the glasses of this world and instead look at who we are through the lens of who you say we are!
What power we would have. What defeat we would bring on the enemy of our souls.
But the enemy knows that if we are locked in our prison of self-doubt and "not good enough" that we will be weak and ineffective. We must fight that with the word!
I encourage you to see yourselves... for me to see myself.... in the light of God's word! To stand up, believe it, and move forward in the confidence that God gives, not in the weakness that the world dishes.
"How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh how beautiful!" Song of Songs 4:1