So, often as little girls, teenager, and women, we ask ourselves, am I worth it? Do I have what it takes? Will someone notice me?
We, as Christians, I feel have this extra sense of wanting to feel complete or accomplished. The Olympics were just on and I love the Olympics, but because we are in South Africa to get the satellite channels it was gonna be $75. So, we opted out. But as I read the news each morning of who got gold and silver and which country was in the lead, I began to wonder. What is the world telling us?
As little kids, we hopefully are able to be involved in all kinds of sports and cultural activities, but let’s be honest. We are all not world athletes. Actually, a very small percentage of us are. But, we want to encourage our kids to try everything. See what they enjoy and maybe are good at.
So, if we aren’t the best athlete, what are we? I am from Texas and a Texas High School football coach’s kid at that. So, I love football. Any kind really, but since being in South Africa, we’ve missed 8 years of high school football, and it makes me sad actually. But, as I look at those kids giving their heart out week after week, how many of them are wondering, am I good enough?
Maybe if I make this huge play my parents will notice. Or as a cheerleader, maybe if I can do the best and biggest stunt, dad will notice. Or as we get older and have children.
If we show up to church early, all kids clean and present with their smocked dresses and little jumpers, are we are good enough?
Are our kids ranked highest in the grade? Do they make student council? Honor society? Volunteer the most hours at the local shelter? And the list goes on and on.
If you work in the secular world, as I have. It’s all about numbers.
Who can have the best numbers, whether it’s in sales or management with people underneath you? How many people do you boss around on a normal basis? Have you made it to the top? Do you make the most money in your division or in your company?
Don’t get me wrong. Doing your best is good.
The Lord says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” according to, Colossians 3:23-24, NIV.
So, as we look at ourselves in this series over the next few weeks, we are going to look at
1.) Where we get our worth?
2.) Where we get our strength?
3.) Reminders that we are the Daughters of the Most- High.