“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7
Are you tired of how others and the media say you should act, should look and how you should feel? Do you find yourself trusting the words of others more than God’s?
And why is it we feel the need to be strong all of the time and never show emotion. It’s as if the expectation is for a bunch of robots to show up so no one feels threatened.
Can it be the expectations of others are what we wear everyday…expectation of perfection. Are the voices in your world telling you if you’ve not done anything spectacular then you’re not worth celebrating?
Hmmm…maybe if we remain conformed to the ways of the world we will wake up looking like the world, and then we can keep our true self hidden.
Now I’m not suggesting we wallow in the hard things of life, or stay stuck. Not at all! There is a season to mourn and a season to celebrate. We’re shaped by the experiences of every season in life.
Ladies, our emotions are a gift from God. They allow us to be an extension of His love so others may see his miracles lived out in us. In our every win and loss God will develop in us deep compassion and conviction for what matters to him. He will move us to change, and to be the change the world needs.
Today, may you see and believe just how fearfully and wonderfully you were created by your Heavenly Father:
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand –
when I awake I am still with you.