I have heard so many times women complaining about their value.
They say they are not enough, they don’t have enough, and in some cases actually speak the words I am of no value.
This breaks my heart, yes I have been there too. However, when we dig into what the bible has to say about us, we will find we are being deceived by the enemy and the world on a daily basis.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.”
Before we existed God knew us, He knew who we would be, what we would do and more!
In life we define things of value based on who or where they are made. So why then do we not base our value on the same thing for ourselves?
If we are made by God, created by God…then would we not be of great value? I do not believe God makes mistakes, do you?
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
How precious are your thoughts about me,O God.
They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!
Psalm 139:13-18 NLT
My dear friend, you are of great value because you are the daughter of the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, of our loving Father in heaven! It is time that we as women of God grab onto and own the truth that God has given us about who we are in Christ Jesus! We need to stop allowing the world, media and the crazy monkey chatter in our heads to tell us anything else.
You have been fearfully and wonderfully created in the image of Christ! Are you ready to change that conversation in your mind to embrace who God has made you to be? Are you ready to Thrive as a woman of God? Grab your copy (digital or spiral bound) of “Time to Thrive 30 Day Journal” and start the processing of changing the conversation in your heart and mind today!
I hear so many women talk about how they are struggling with their life.
Some are struggling with stress, fatigue, illness while others struggle more on the spiritual levels.
God designed us to Thrive girls not just survive!
“I made you to thrive like the plants in the field, and you grew, matured and became very beautiful.”
Why do we struggle?
Sometimes our circumstances can derail us from thriving if we are not careful. You see our tendency when a trial or challenge comes our way is to shut down. What God really wants us to do is run to Him with our arms stretched out and allow God to carry us through the circumstances/trials. We just have to stop and remember God has us covered!
One of the easiest ways we can thrive is by spending more time with the Lord.
Ask yourself today, “am I spending time with God each day?”
If we do not have more of God in our life, we cannot thrive!
What do you need to change today so you can thrive as a woman of God?
Can you believe it is fall upon us already?
During Morning Minutes (the Healthy Mindset Cafe Facebook page Live recordings) we have been talking about the “why” we should keep ourselves healthy.
A few reasons why God wants us to be healthy, fit and well (notice I did not say skinny):
- We should be Glorifying God (1 Corinthians 10:31)
- We need to take care of our bodies as they are the temple of God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
- We need to be a good witness to others (Acts 1:8)
- We will have more energy to do what God has called us to do (Ephesians 2:10
And I know what you are saying now…where do I start? What do I do? Can I even handle this?
- You start today
- Identify areas that are weak in your health and start there
- You can do this with baby steps
You see sometimes it is as simple as eating less fast food and more veggies. Other times maybe it is getting your body to stop
craving sugar and other foods that may cause you to feel sluggish or ill. It could be just eating smaller meals or eating consistently.
If we take care of our bodies, our heath we can accomplish so much more each day. When we feel good physically, mentally falls into place to. Are you ready to THRIVE with your health?
- Eat (1) healthy meal a week, then build up to 6 a week. A cheat day is healthy, it will help you stay on track.
- Drink more water each day, add a glass each day until you are drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces
- Exercise or movement as I like to call it, add 20 minutes a day…one day at a time
- Take 10 minute mind rest breaks during the day
- Start your day with the Lord, even if it is only 10 minutes (it will grow)
So are you ready to take the challenge and improve your health starting today so you can THRIVE?