There is still so much emphasis on our gender, culture, employment, or even marital status – to name a few – that we still have to remind ourselves about our true identity continuously. This is because the world wants to define us by these things, and not walk together, united, as one
I grew up wanting to be someone else. I was told that this was a man’s world, and my purpose was simply to make sure that my husband was happy because he would then look after me
My culture defined that my dreams should align with their expectations of me
Therefore, I grew up believing men were superior, and the only ones who would be successful.
This bought anger and resentment, let alone rejection into my heart, because I felt like I would never be good enough, or be given a voice to do what I felt was my direction in life
I love that my daughter knows her true identity, but I also love that her heroine in the Bible, is Esther. She says that Esther was strong and brave to stand up for what she knew was right. If anyone knows our Daughter, Sarai, you will understand that equality is what she fights for
I love Esther because she wasn’t going to let the ”labels” of society, stop her from saving her people. I can only imagine how terrifying that must have been, but she walked by faith, knowing that she was a Daughter of the Most High, and ultimately, she believed that His will would reign over her life
I want to encourage you this morning, that your background doesn’t define your future.
All God needs is a ”Yes, and Amen” from you, and He will guide you to do the rest
You have more purpose in this world than you’ll ever know, but my prayer is that you will go after what you were created to do, and only be defined by who God says you are, because that my friend, is ultimately, what will make or break us
”But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9