Part 1- God’s Love
What would be next on the list of truths that I would want for a girl to know before she leaves our ministry?
Her Body Does Not Define Her
I believe that this simple truth is one of the most powerful truths that a young woman can come to understand in her life. Everywhere she’ll turn, she will hear and see messages that tell her otherwise…and for most, the pursuit of contentment with their outward appearance will rob them of fully knowing all that God may have for them. It will fill their thoughts and it will consume their energy. EVEN those who know this truth will struggle…I would include myself. BUT, if a girl can believe that her body isn’t what defines her and she can walk in a confidence of who she really is…her heart and soul…a daughter of the Most High than she will be freed to walk boldly in all the areas that God calls her, to have authentic relationships with other females and to seek only good and healthy relationships with the opposite sex. It is one of the most powerful truths that a girl can hear and know.
So, how do we help her know it?
We repeat it.
We communicate it with our non- verbals. We ask ourselves, “do we allow all types of personalities and shapes to be highlighted from the stage so that we communicate that appearance isn’t leadership?”
We don’t joke about body related issues.
We model it.
How do you communicate to your girls that their body doesn’t define them?