Ever doubted your worth?
From the moment our newborn lungs draw breath, the air around us hisses slander into our ears. Underacheiving. Unpopular. Unqualified. Unholy. Unworthy.
The quest for approval sends us into a frenzy. No matter how hard we try, we never accomplish our goals of becoming pretty enough, important enough, or … enough. This attempt to satisfy impossible standards dooms us to experience continual defeat and failure. Sooner or later, most of us doubt ourselves and instead believe the degrading messages we’ve heard all our lives. As we surrender to low self-esteem, we whisper insulting nicknames at the frenemy within.
I know this struggle all too well. The war with my unlovable identity has riddled my past with scars. Many years of battle ravaged my soul before I managed to stand armed against the attacks. I learned the hard way, but know the importance of standing up for the truth. Not for my sake, but for the sake of all my sisters together.
I faced many temptations to quit, especially during the course of writing Beautiful Warrior. Yet, despite many challenges and rewrites, I got up from each painful blow, determined to fight through these pages.
An authority higher than mine had called me. The process taught and strengthened me. I forged onward in devotion to the ultimate healer. My true source of identity. In days riddled with doubt, the loving call of Christ willed me onward, reminding me that He had given up everything to redefine me. And not only me; the healer offers new identity to everyone.
Which is why I often thought of you. Esteem-attacks may not happen to you in the same places where they’ve ambushed me. Perhaps discouragement targets you in clothing stores, at work, or even at home. But while the doubts ambush you in different locations than mine, we still face the same enemy. His ancient strategy shows little deviation. He strikes tender spots. Attacks purpose. Draws the victim in as his accomplice.
My hope is that my sacrifice on this battlefield saves you from a bullet of self-defeat, but if you’re expecting me to have it all together, I will most certainly disappoint you. I have yet to declare victory. But I do stop the bully when I stop fighting against myself. When I refuse to take these attacks lying down.
So, then let us learn to stand together as sister warriors. We are created with divine strength. Our natural ferocity must not be wasted on self-enmity. Nor should we fear one another from a position of insecurity. None of us may have it all together, but we can face it all if we stand together in our divine calling and strength.
Join us here, as a tribe of warrior sisters. In this space, we’ll encourage one another through videos, podcasts, group discussions, and shared thoughts. If you sign up for the inner circle, I can also let you in on prize opportunities, events, and freebies. I look forward to supporting you on your personal journey to achieving your destiny as divine heroines. I’m also here to respond to your questions, concerns, and prayer requests.
Your Sister in Christ,