What defines you?
As a woman, a daughter, a wife and now a mother - I can define myself by any of these roles. At times I find myself looking at my place in this world and my identity through a role, instead of through the core reality that I am a daughter of the King.
Today more than ever there is a lot of confusion as to who we are called to be as women. Where is our value found? What is our standing in our homes? As I see the contrast between life in Kitgum and life in the US, I see the gap ever widening. And both perspectives fall terribly short of what God says about who I am and what my place is in this world. It is not our culture, a march, or a set of laws that define who we are. It is God. Regardless of the circumstances, that does not change. From the woman in a posh corner office, to the old illiterate widow sleeping on the floor of her mud hut - our core value is not found in what we do, where we live, or the cultural norms.
Our identity is found in Christ.
I see women who think they are worthless pieces of property, and they spend their lives acting out of that belief. I see other women who think they are the center of the universe and living as if their rights usurp all others. If we are to call ourselves followers of Christ, it is time for us women to start living like daughters of the King. Not worthless, but worth more than we could ever imagine (every drop of Jesus’ shed blood). Not goddesses, but called to love and serve God and others with our lives. Not degrading ourselves, but living out of love and our true self-worth which is found in our Daddy’s embrace.
I would like to further unpack this idea this month. Join me as we journey through God’s view of women. And if you’re a man and you’ve not tuned out, please read so that you may encourage and pray for the women in your life.