What does it mean to be lost in God?
I had a college student give me this quote, which I love: “A woman’s heart should be so lost in God that a man must seek HIM in order to find her.”
This is so true. Unfortunately, our society has women so lost that we can’t find ourselves, not to mention finding God. If you open any magazine or turn your tv on for a few minutes you will see ads upon ads of makeup products, clothing, hair products, etc. Each one telling us we are not pretty enough until we buy, or use, or lose… What happened to the idea that Psalms 139:14? What does this Psalms tell you about yourself? Do you believe what it says or do you believe that you have to be better than what you currently are?
And don’t think that guys get it any easier. They are just as bombarded, but by different ads and messages.
Today’s Challenge: Read Psalms 139:13-14 again. Who made you? What does He think about you? Memorize these two verse and every time you think you are not pretty, smart, or talented enough, repeat them until you believe God’s truth and no the world’s lies.
MOM’s Challenge: Our children are bombarded by these messages too. Their clothes and toys are not good enough based on the commercials and they are defiantly not eating the right cereal. And if mom and dad talk about weight and looks too much, they learn the habit and do the same. If dad’s not skinny enough, I’m not either because everyone tells me I look like dad. If mom isn’t pretty enough, then I’m not either because everyone tells me I look like mom. We don’t even realize we are doing it, but we are. You would not believe how many young elementary girls talk about dieting. We are talking about Kindergarten – 6th graders whose main worries should be remembering their spelling words for the next test. So, moms, what can you do to believe the promise that you are fearfully and wonderfully made? I suggest taking the challenge above and clinging to this passage daily. Next, what can you do to keep your kids from falling into the same trap you have found yourself in?