Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Celebrate: GIRL - Week 2

Well, if you remember, last week I began a series of posts that are a once-a-week encouragement for girls. So, if you'd like to be involved, check out this post! Otherwise, read on and be encouraged!

I want to be me, but I don't know who I am!

Do you ever feel like that? Like you want to be ‘you’ (whoever that is) but you don’t know who you are?
The world may define you by your family or background, perhaps by how much money your parents have, maybe by the clothes you wear, food you eat, or what you do on the weekend.
But the external parts of you are not what define who you are in heaven and in God’s eyes. He defines you by what is on the inside of you—your heart. All God wants you to be is a girl who loves and serves Him will ALL of your heart.
Take a look at this list of Scriptures which describe how God looks at you…

God Says I am…
His Child (John 1:12)
A friend of Christ (John 15:15)
A New Creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)
His workmanship—His handiwork (Ephesians 2:10)
Righteous and Holy (Ephesians 4:24)
A citizen of Heaven (Philippians 3:20)
An expression of the life of Christ because He is your life (Colossians 3:4)
Chosen, hold and dearly loved (Colossians 3:12)
A Child of Light (1 Thessalonians 5:5)
A Member of a Chosen Race, a Holy Nation, A people for God’s own possession (1Peter 2:9-10)
An alien and stranger to this world (1Peter 2:11)

WOW! Isn't that awesome! The God, King and Ruler of the Universe thinks that you are beautiful—He has called you His child, His friend. You have been chosen by Him to live forever with Him in heaven. He wants to be near you and He wants to shine His light though you into the world. With Him inside of you, the world has no hold, and cannot define or be a part of you—everything about you is a reflection of GOD.
So, now the tricky part comes—believing it. Don’t doubt for one second that you are amazing and that God has great plans for you - this is often easier said than done, right?
If you want to believe in yourself and live the life that God has called you to live—then here are 4 tips to help you do this. There is no guarantee that your life will be perfect if you know who you are and what you are supposed to do, but being close to God will bring you though anything!

1 Read your Bible—know the promises God has made to you and hide them in your heart.
2 Spend time in prayer—not just taking to God, but quieting yourself and just listening.
3 Be yourself—just let your natural personality shine through, even if it sometimes annoys others. If there are bad habits or traits in your personality, do your best to change them to be like Christ.
4 Work on it! Don’t be content just to sit around and do nothing—if you want change, be active in telling yourself that God is your father, you are a precious princess, and that He loves you more than anything!

Hope that encourages you to be YOU girls!


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