Do you ever wonder what God's plan for you is? I remember preparing to speak at a mother/daughter banquet this past May and I was so caught up in my daughter graduating and all the plans God had for her that I really started to question who I was going to be now .
I started to hear what the world says I am and let me tell you there is no fun in that. If I believed half of what magazines and media say about middle age overweight women I would still be in the bed with the covers over my head. Was I putting my energy on trying everything I could to stop the aging process? Did I feel good about who I was? A middle aged overweight woman? 2 Corinthians tells us we are wasting a way. So ladies the outside is a losing battle but the inside? Now that's a place I can work on.
So, I started concentrating on who God says I am. You know a daughter of a king, a devine design, the apple of his eye. Wow, that sure changes a girls perspective. So as I prepared my message it was as if God was sitting right next to me and said " I have plans for you too" !! Here I was talking about all the glorious plans he had for our Emme and he reminded me he wasn't finished with me.
When I went to share my message with this wonderful group of ladies I was amazed how the Holy Spirit filled that sanctuary and tears were streaming down their faces. He knew so many women felt as I did and he wanted them to know he believes in us and has plans for us. It was so powerful.
I left them with the task of creating a label. A God label if you will. One we could wear to remind ourselves of who God says we are. I have included a picture and I do hope if you have a girl nite coming up or a women's retreat that you will have the ladies make one and wear it. It changes every thing when we start believing what our Father says we are.