My child recently attended a camp and when she got home proclaimed “I learned a valuable life lesson this week.” When I inquired what it was that she had learned, she responded: “I learned to always be myself, no matter what.”
I’ve tried to instill that in her, but some lessons are better learned more so than verbally explained from someone else. It took her actually making the confident decision to be her own, unique self and being comfortable with who she is to fully grasp what I had been trying to tell her all along. I’m thankful she had that ‘aha’ moment.
If all women were completely honest they would admit that they are insecure in something about themselves or an area of their lives. Sadly, because of those insecurities, some women feel the need to be intentionally critical, excluding, and judgemental of others, therefore, causing heartache, division, and more.
Don’t be one of those women. God didn’t call us to be that kind of woman, he called us to love and accept others.
Sometimes we may find ourselves asking “where do I fit?” in the grand scheme of friendships. Ultimately, we all have to figure out to ‘be ourselves, no matter what.’ There will be those who like you for who you are and those who don’t. And, that’s ok.
Be confident in who you are and confident in who God calls you to be. Don’t let the enemy keep you from seeing the beauty in yourself and in others. Don’t be overtaken by insecurities because that’s just the devil’s game.
Build your sisters up instead of tearing them down. Be a Christ-like friend. Love them, listen to them, support them! What you gain in return is priceless.
Psalm 139:13-14 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times.