I wish every girl, every woman could read this. Not because it’s poetic—it’s not—but because it poured out of me. You see, I’m burdened: This world of ours is crushing us. We feel ordinary, shamed, worthless.
But when we see that God treasures us—us!—darkness lifts. And Light rushes in. A young woman recently asked, “How could God enjoy me? I’m a huge disappointment. I always feel the guilt. How do I feel the special?”
Here you go, sweet sister:
You know you’re special when He smiles your way. When He not only likes you (a lot) but loves you (forever). When He wants to be close and calming: “The Lord is in your midst….He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you with His love” (Zephaniah 3:17).
You know you’re special when the world’s voice fades. When Truth is louder than lies. When shouts of “not good enough” are weak, when whispers of “good through Me” are strong. When you and He fly above the noise: “[Jesus said], ‘The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. I came to give life and give it abundantly’” (John 10:10).
You know you’re special when the past is forgiven. When He takes your sin and pays the debt. When He forgets it, heals it, even uses it. And when you finally grasp that sin doesn’t define you; grace does: “Draw near with a true heart sprinkled clean from a guilty conscience and our bodies washed with pure water” (Hebrews 10:22).
You know you’re special when He gives you a purpose. A higher reason to be here. A passion for the good things, the important things. When He gives you a chance to love through words, to serve through sacrifice: “The LORD will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever” (Psalm 138:8).
You know you’re special when He’s lifted high. When the thought of His glory leaves you breathless. When speaking with Him leaves you awestruck. When you realize that Holy I AM pursues your fragile self: “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name goes all the glory for Your unfailing love and faithfulness” (Psalm 115:1).
Please, worthy daughter, choose liberating Truth. Take off the world, embrace the special. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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