Friday, November 4, 2011

RFW: Intelligent Design

Resolution for Women: Intelligent Design


What are some minor incidentals you’ve allowed to shape your self-image or self-worth?


The media and how Hollywood portrays I ought to act or feel about myself.  I’m constantly bombarded with how I should dress, how I should talk, how I should live to “fit in” with people who have no concern about my welfare as a Christian.  When I really sit back and ponder over this ridiculous notion—the idea of who they say I should be rather than who HE says I should be—it almost makes me feel sick.  Why have I given anyone but Him so much control over my self-image or self-worth!?!  The LORD showed me this verse this morning:  “The godly give good advice to their friends, the wicked lead them astray.”  (Proverbs 12:26) Wow!  That was a pretty powerful wake up call!  Note to self:  Let GOD shape your self-image and self-worth.


How has the decorating scheme of your life turned out differently than you would like as a result of that?


The people or things which I gave so much influential power over my self image aren’t even around anymore.  If it was a TV show, depicting and image of me which was unholy, I don’t watch it any longer.  If it’s music lyrics influencing me to act/live/speak a certain way, it’s gone.  I have distanced myself from friends who have different values than myself—only to prevent myself from being tempted.  I’d say about now that my decorating scheme was less than my best, but it’s currently under major renovation to be BIGGER and BETTER than I could have ever imagined my life being.  HE is in ME!!!  HIS spirit dwells in me!!!!!!  It’s time I start reshaping my self-image and self-worth to portray HIS presence in my life.  I am HIS chosen possession.  As unworthy as I may be, HE chose me (and you) to be HIS best.


Read 1 Peter 2:9-10 and record the statements of value declared concerning you.  Make a point of really studying and meditating on this scripture, digging more deeply into the truths revealed.


“But YOU are not like that, for YOU ARE A CHOSEN PEOPLEYOU are a kingdom of priests, God’s holy nation, HIS VERY OWN POSSESSION.  This is SO YOU CAN SHOW OTHERS THE GOODNESS OF GOD, for HE CALLED YOU out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” (NLV)


I’m pretty speechless that He thought that much of us, aren’t you?




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I began blogging several years ago in search of new friends who, like me, were having a difficult time getting pregnant. Five years, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IUI's, and a doctor who told us "It will never happen" later, we are the proud parents of Kade and Kohen. They are each an example of God's absolute perfection. We thank God where medical intervention stops, Divine intervention begins.