In celebration of Women’s day this year I’ve written a letter I would have loved to have received on my “no so great” days. I hope it will say something to you that you need to hear or something that you think someone else needs to hear. Feel free to share it with other women. Here’s the letter:
My dearest significant woman,
I don’t know what you were told about yourself as a child or what you have been told about yourself as an adult. My question is this: What do you believe about yourself? I ask this because what you believe about yourself matters. What you believe becomes true in your life even if it was not true to begin with. If what you have been telling yourself has not been good for you, you might want to start telling yourself some truths.
Here are some truths:
You matter. No matter what anyone has told you, your being here on this earth matters. Your life is significant. You might not know what your purpose on this earth is, or you might know it, at the end of the day God will fulfill His purpose for your life. You don’t have to worry about it because God has got it covered. All you need to know is that you are here on this earth for a reason and because of that no one else can do what it is that you are on this earth for.
You are beautiful. You are made in the image of God, your creator. He would never make anything that is not beautiful. No matter how you see yourself or how you think others see you, you are beautiful. It’s not what I think but it’s a fact that you have to accept because it is the truth. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! They say beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, you are the most important beholder of them all.
You are able to achieve anything you put your mind to. If you believe, anything is possible. We each have different abilities and ways of doing things and different ways of being creative. Those set each of us apart and bring out our qualities. One person might excel at one thing and someone else at another. If you don’t already know it, find out what you excel at and be proud of that and use it to your advantage.
You are a strong woman. The things you have endured and have had to put up with were not easy and yet here you are, still breathing. Even if sometimes it feels like you’re barely breathing, you’re still breathing. You are an overcomer. Be proud of yourself. You may feel weak sometimes but remember where you came from and how far you have come. You will get where you are going because you are a strong woman. Remember you are not alone. In all that you do or go through, another woman is doing it and going through it or has gone through it. They came out on the other side, so will you.
You can get through it. Whatever it is that you are going through, it will pass and you will be on the other side proud of yourself. It might not feel like it right now but you will get to the other side. Even if it feels too much, nothing is too much for God. He has got this. Let go and let Him work. Whatever it is you are holding on to and trying so hard to make happen, give it to God and watch Him turn it around for you.
Last but not least you are loved. God loves you. Yes even if you did that, and even that, He still loves you. There is nothing that you can do that can ever make God stop loving you. Even if you don’t feel it sometimes, God loves you no matter what. Even when things around you are not going the way you would like, God has a reason for it. You might not see it now but in time you will. Until then believe in this truth: GOD LOVES YOU! Let that knowledge sit in your heart and comfort you when you need to be reminded of it.
Joel Osteen said “Whatever follows ‘I am…’ will come looking for you,” so you have to watch what you say about yourself. It’s one thing for people to say bad things about you. It’s best to ignore them. What’s worse is if you’re the one telling yourself those things because you can’t run away from yourself. Change the way you see yourself, what you say about yourself and you will live a happier life.
Happy Women’s day.