It’s International Women’s Day . . .
The day designated over 100 years ago to celebrate women and promote all their achievements.
My, how things have changed for women over the past 100 years. And that is very good. I have no doubt they’ll continue to change over the next 100 years and beyond.
Bu what I want my daughter to know about being a woman as she grows up . . . what I want all girls to know . . . is this . . .
You can do all the things.
You are strong.
You are gifted.
You are so smart.
You are beautiful.
You can be a doctor, or a lawyer, or a research scientist, or a teacher, or a therapist, or a mom, or a designer, or an athlete . . . the possibilities are without end.
You can shatter all the glass ceilings. You can and will change the world. And you can do it married or single. You can stay home or be a career woman. You can do it with short hair or long . . .with or without make up on your perfect face . . . wearing heels or flats or running shoes . . . yes, you can do it all.
But you will never reach your fullest potential or know your true value or find complete peace and fulfillment without Jesus. Because God, your Heavenly Father, holds you in high regard. When He created you He took His time. You are unique. You are greatly loved. The Bible tells us in Psalm 139 that you are “fearfully and wonderfully” made. It tells us that He “knit you together in your mother’s womb”, and no one knows you like He does. That’s no joke. You are valuable. Never let anyone tell you anything any differently whether it be through words or actions. And always be the one to cheer others on. We were not created to tear one another down but rather, to build each other up.
So go out there. Celebrate that you are a strong and amazing woman. Be a world changer. But do it with Jesus in your heart, a prayer on your lips, and praise in your words. And while you’re doing all that world changing, always remember whose you are.
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