Well we have almost reached the end of our challenge. As we look at this last day I wanted to be able to take all that we have talked about and wrap it up into one key thought. It is something that I have hit on throughout the challenge but not something that we have talked about specifically.
Our daughters Worth and Value….
I think my daughter hit on it yesterday when she said that “Today the world tells us so much. How to act, what to wear, who to be….We are expected to do all sorts of stuff and many times be somebody we are not.”
The world and the enemy would love to have free reign to determine our daughters worth and value…and they fight really hard to do so. The pressure is constant and it is easy to fall into the lies that tell us our worth and value are found in what we do, how we look, what we drive and who we hang out with.
And while we know that is not where our daughter’s true worth and value is found, she needs to know that for herself. Ultimately her worth and value must be grounded in her Heavenly Father, because he is the only one that can truly satisfy all of her needs.
So how do we convey the message to our daughters that they have worth and value? How to we counter the message the culture tries so hard to throw at them? How do we capture their hearts to the point that it drowns out the worlds message?
I think it is in what we have already been talking about…
Listening and talking to her about her hopes and dreams, allowing her to express her fears and worries, learning when to hold on and when to let go, begin willing to challenge her when her attitude is out of line and reassuring her when life gets to be too much. Being a safe place for her to grow and change in…a safe place to fail and win in.
It’s about being intentionally present in her life. When we are intentional in her life…it is those things that speak louder than any words. It shouts and whispers to her all in the same breath that she matters.
That she has worth and value. In the eyes of those who dearly love her…that she matters. That in the eyes of her Heavenly Father she matters.
As this challenge draws to a close I want to encourage you and challenge you….Be present in your daughters life. Actively present. It is not always easy…the road can get rather difficult at times as we dodge attitudes, hormones and growing pains…but I can tell you that it’s worth hanging in for.
Because while she walks into this phase as a little girl, with God’s grace and guiding hand…she will emerge a young woman secure in who she is…in who her creator has made her to be.
Luke 12:6-7 “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
One of my girls favorite songs is by Britt Nicole called GOLD. Listen closely to the message and then let your girl know…she’s worth more than gold!
I would love to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment here on the blog, on the Fearless Heart Facebook Page or send your thoughts to my e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org ~Victoria
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