Girl, you’ve heard a lot of words describe you. Some of them flattering, some of them less so. Some of them you probably wouldn’t repeat in front of your mother.

We’ve all been there.

You have heard words that hurt, and hopefully, you have heard words that heal. Some of them have come from your own mouth. We’re here to say that the truth about who you are is more wonderful than you can imagine.

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Hear these truths:

Don’t believe these words? Talk to one of our confidential mentors. We’d love to encourage you and help you to see yourself as God sees you: a precious daughter of the King of kings.

Daughter, these words don’t get their power from the men or women who speak them to you, or remain silent about them, or negate them. They get their power from your Creator, who spoke them first, when you were loved into being.

You are worthy of love, but you will not always receive it from the people around you. I wish this wasn’t true. Bullies exist. They exist in universities and in the workplace and in our homes and even in our churches. Sister, please do not be one of them and do not put up with them when you meet them. Know that you are worthy of love (and that those bullies are too).

Their treatment of you — for better or for worse — does not determine your worth or define you.

The one who gives you your value and your purpose is God alone—and that might look like a thousand different things. Despite what the world may tell you, God doesn’t create every woman from the same mold. He has made us engineers, dancers, researchers, artists, world leaders, missionaries, mothers, healers, prophets, warriors—all strong, all lovely, all shapes and sizes, all sisters.

Become a voice that reiterates truth and rejects lies. Build into the women around you by helping them evaluate any gossip,criticism, or jealousy they might encounter in the light of God’s truth. Mentor them, learn from them, empower them, love them.

You are worth more than you could ever imagine.

Don’t be afraid to be yourself and become all you are meant to be in Christ. Claim the truth of Christ in the face of this world’s lies!

The One Who gave his life for us is on your side.

updated September 2019

Photo Credit: Shamim Nakhai