Many of us women are critical of ourselves, so much so that it borders on disrespecting God. Each of us is made in His image. If we can’t appreciate how God made us in His image we are telling God He made a mistake in us.
As a result we carry around a burden of not being good enough, lacking, less than, failure. This burden keeps us from being all God made us to be. It holds us back.
So today. . .
Write a little list of your appreciation of how God made you. This is not an act of self-love. It is to help us see the wonderful woman God made us to be (Psalm 139). By catching a glimpse of who God made us to be, we will be bolder and more passionate to live that life.
Here is a list to help you start. . .
- Appearance—What is your best feature or two? As I grow older I find the feature that softens my lines and pulls my look together is my smile.
- Gifts/Talents—What do you do well? Most likely you take this for granted. If you are truly stuck ask someone close to you. It is obvious to them.
- Feature as a friend—What makes you a good friend? I am not the most thoughtful or helpful friend, but I am a good encourager and bake a mean chocolate cake which I give to my friends when they are hurting.
- Feature in career—What do you do well on the job, in ministry, or managing your household?
- Character –What virtues make up your character? Are you generous, gracious, hospitable, encouraging, honest, hard-working, a keeper of confidences, responsible, etc. The list could go on forever. What makes you, you?
Do you see how wonderful God made you? He meant for you to use all He gave you. Will you embrace the awesome aspects that God used to make you, you and boldly live the amazing woman God made you to be. By doing so you will bless yourself and others.
Once again, I cannot wait to hear about your week on Friday!
*Above picture is a card by Avanti Press.
Brenda Garrison is an author and speaker who empowers women with the confidence to live their calling. Brenda is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ministry Leadership with a Concentration in Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute. She and her husband, Gene, are the parents of three young adult daughters and live near Metamora, IL.