Do you find yourself wondering ‘who does God say I am’? Society either shows women as weak if they are feminine or overly masculine if they are strong. But who does God really say we are? Can we be both?
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You are a Woman…A WOMAN!
Okay, so I’m stating the obvious here but if you are sitting there, staring at your screen, rolling your eyes and scoffing, then I don’t think you are understanding the power in that statement.
And if you are sitting there, pumping your fist and saying, “Darn right. Men suck.” Well then, I don’t think you are understanding the meaning behind that statement.
You see, you are amazing. You are femininity defined but you are also strength and power.
Who Does God Say I Am?
Sweet, sweet friend. From the very beginning, God knew exactly who you would be. Your tragedies and your triumphs! And all of that started in the story of Eve.
As Eve was the pinnacle of Creation, you are part of God’s masterpiece. Not just some woman.
A Giver of Life.
Created in God’s image.
How to Become Who You Were Meant to Be
You need to know how Eve’s Creation is a more powerful story than the one you grew up hearing.
And you may be thinking, Ok. That’s great for Eve. But what about me?
The same goes for you, too. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or where you are in life right now.
And just as God redeemed Eve’s mistakes for her good and His glory, He will also do that for you! Every mistake you make is a new lesson to learn and a new path toward the amazing redemption that He longs for you to have.
You need to know these things and why God created you so you can become the woman God created you to be.
And trust me when I say that He longs to be so close to you, friend. But you have questions. I know. I know. Does this sound familiar?
Well, sure. You say that Ana but how do I do that practically?
What does a Godly woman even look like?
Sister! Sure, these things are all important. But don’t forget that you are the righteousness of God. Yes, you! These are all things you can learn but know this is one thing is paramount to everything else. If you don’t wrap your head around this, you will just be trying to become a Godly woman thinking that your performance is what will get you there.
And it doesn’t!
Your righteousness does not come from any performance. It comes from Jesus, who took on our sin even though he never sinned so that we could become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
It’s not because of how you look. Your self-worth does not come from your beauty – even though You. Are. Beautiful. After all, God doesn’t create crap. No matter what you may think from looking at the duck-billed platypus…
Or worse yet, the blobfish.
If you don’t know what it is, don’t look it up. You just cannot unsee that.
And it’s not about what you can (or can’t) do – even though you are more capable than you can imagine.
You are worthy simply because you are His! You don’t have to worry about not being good enough.
I’m not blowing smoke up your butt, either. It even says these things in the Bible!
BIBLE VERSES EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO KNOW
Don’t let the media fool you. It has done a bang-up job creating a division between us and men. It is extraordinary at playing to our insecurities when it comes to fashion and make-up. Even for us women who just roll out of bed to throw on jeans and put our hair in a messy bun. Even us!
When you are struggling and believing the lies, arm yourself with the Truth. Here are a few things to check out.
Bible Verses About:
Recommended Reading for Every Christian Woman
And for those of you who love reading, as I do, these are the books I’ve read at different stages of my journey that helped boost me to the next (deeper) level in my faith. Throw that other garbage away (Ahem, 50 Shades) and reach for something that will draw you closer to our amazing Heavenly Father. These are just a few of my all-time favorites.
Redeeming Love – Francine Rivers
A story of a girl sold into prostitution as a child during the California Gold Rush, she grows into a hardened woman with no room for love until Michael Hosea comes into her life. But he’s not the only one who changes her life completely. An amazing story of love and redemption that every Christian woman needs to read. (I know several men who have read this as well!) A story that applies to anyone who longs to hear a beautiful story about God’s amazing, unending, unfailing, relentless love for us.
Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul – John & Stasi Eldredge
This book changed my way of thinking about myself and who God says I am. Growing up as a girl who thought being a princess was weak (but secretly loved them) but I also wanted to be a hero. This book reveals the true nature of women’s hearts as they were created by God.
The Great Divorce – C.S. Lewis
What if Hell actually has gates that are locked from the inside? This amazing (and quick read) is an amazing allegory of a bus ride from hell to heaven. A beautiful story described as only C.S. Lewis does.
The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis
If we could take a glimpse into a conversation between the demons that try to tear us down, this would be the chronicles of those conversations. This book opened my eyes to how spiritual warfare can easily invade our lives.
The Armor of God – Priscilla Shirer
While we are talking about spiritual warfare, I suggest checking out this Bible study. It is powerful! I love how she gets into the nitty gritty with each verse from Ephesians about the armor of God. You are a princess warrior! Dive deep to see how to harness what God has already created you to be.
Sit, Walk, Stand – Watchman Nee
An in-depth study from Ephesians about positions to take as we live our lives as Christians and grow in maturity in our faith. A small book with a ton of depth.
The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
Two things: (1) If you can’t tell, I love C.S. Lewis. (2) If you don’t slowly work your way through The Chronicles of Narnia, you are doing yourself a great disservice.
Really. I’ve read The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe to Munchkin (my Sweet Firefly) already. I read through the entire book for myself before I even had the Littles. The way C.S. Lewis brings the world of Narnia (and with it, amazing Biblical truths) to life without ever specifically mentioning God or scripture.
It’s beautiful. (As I wipe this slight wetness from the corner of my eye)
Get it. And read it with your kids. Commonsense Media suggests age 8/9+. Go check out the ratings and reviews for yourself though.
Now go out there and own who you are. And Whose you are!
Xena ain’t got nothin’ on you!