Who am I?
My first answer would probably be my name.
But, my name does not describe who I am on the inside.
I could then give the title of my profession.
But that is what I do.
I could then tell you I am a wife, a sister, and a daughter.
But those are my relationships.
Who am I?
I could describe myself as outgoing.
That is my personality.
I am a healer and a teacher.
But those are gifts God has given me.
I could describe my appearance, but that is not who I am either.
So many times I have believed what others say I am.
If I receive affirmation, then I feel worthwhile.
However, when I receive criticism, then I question myself.
I have chosen to ride the roller coaster of emotions,
Instead of believing the truth of what God says about me.
I have tried to work harder to prove myself.
Yet every time I mess up or fail, I am reminded that I will never measure up.
I will never be pretty enough or talented enough.
I will never be skinny enough
I will never be a good enough wife or sister or daughter or aunt.
But, I keep trying harder and harder.
I believe the lie that if I continue to try harder, I will finally be "good" enough.
One day, God gently said to me,
"Stop trying so hard to prove yourself to others.
Get your worth from me. I've already given it to you.
Remember my grace.
It's a free gift and nothing you can achieve by trying harder."
Rest in my grace.
You are working so hard to have a certain position in the eyes of others,
To be well-liked.
You want to be appreciated for what you do.
But I want you to know that you already have an elevated position.
Because you have a relationship with me and my son.
You are a part of my kingdom as my daughter, and co-heirs with Christ.
Because you are the daughter of a King,
You are given the position of being a princess.
You are my princess, a royal princess.
You have royalty in your blood.
You are the daughter of a King.
And no matter what you do, your status will never change.
I have chosen you and I have a plan for your life.
I will not forget you and will be with you always.
I have engraved you in the palm of my hands.
Rest in the knowledge of who you are in me.
Nothing else will ever be enough.
You are my daughter and I love you!"
Live your life in such a way
That those who know you but don’t know me
Will know me because they know you.
Who am I?
I am a princess
A daughter of the king
A beam of light
A beacon of hope
A conduit of perpetual wholeness
A kind compassionate, sensitive and tender woman
A woman helping women in the spirit and love of Christ
A woman of spiritual equality
A woman of strength and character
I am a woman of great faith!