Mini-Women!! Next week will be the big Mini-Makers showcase so if you would like to submit something-email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. As Beth mentioned in the comments, you can send “Whatever you want! Pictures, short stories, poems, etc. When Mini-Makers started, you could even send in recipes!” We’ll take recipes if you have any that are TO-DIE-FOR! I made some Oatmeal Cookies the other day that were the bomb!
And those of you who have sent something…don’t worry, we have it!! It will be up here on the blog next Wednesday.
But today we have the special treat of hearing from Jenna, a member of the TRIBELET and a mighty mini-woman of God.
Have you ever felt like you were not important? Have the girls at school ever dumped you because you weren’t wearing the “right” outfit? I have had that happen to me. I felt so hurt and so confused that I cried. I didn’t understand why someone wouldn’t want me to be with them and it was devastating.
But can I tell you something?
God started healing my heart.
I explained what happened to my mom and she helped me understand my identity in Christ. Those three words, identity in Christ, can pretty much change your life.
When I have rough days, I have to remind myself of this: God has chosen me.
In 1 Peter it says, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession…” The Bible tells us that we are CHOSEN. We are ROYALTY. We are the Creator’s SPECIAL possession. When those words are in our minds, the nasty names that others call us, don’t matter. But that is a really easy thing to say and if I’m honest, I have a hard time believing it myself.
For me, the names and labels cut deep. Looking from the outside, it seems that some girls are more effected than others. You know why? I think it is because of identity. The girls who know they are loved and adored by Jesus, are confident in who they are. The labels slip off.
I want that so much and I know that God desires it for me, too.
But how can we stop the mean words from hurting us? Something that has worked for me, is what I call smothering lies with Truth (the Truth of God’s Word).
When someone calls me insecure, I know that I am God’s Special Possession.
When I am called ugly, I know that Jesus’ love makes me Beautiful.
When someone says I am worthless, I see that I am a Daughter of the King.
When I am told I am unlovable, Jesus calls me His Beloved.
When I feel like I don’t belong, I know that I have been Chosen.
Special, Beautiful, Daughter of the King, Beloved, Chosen, those words describe who WE are in Jesus. You are chosen each day to be the daughter of the King, who helps you see that you are special and loved, knowing that, Your Beauty will be evident to everyone around you.
In your talking to God Journal, write a list of unkind words. They can be ones you have been called, or words that you know aren’t true. Then on the same page, write the opposite of the mean word. Which column does God see you as? When you are feeling discouraged, remind yourself how much Jesus loves you.
In the comments section: Have you ever been called something that you know is not true? Can you find a verse that can smother that lie? Then share it with us!