Do you know who you are?
Most of you will say yes. But do you really know who you are? For the longest time I thought I knew who I was, but honestly I’m just beginning to find out. I grew up in church so I always heard “you are the head and not the tail, you are above and not beneath.” (Deuteronomy 28:13) I was my mother and father’s daughter. I was my siblings’ sister. But is that it?
“I am the daughter of a King, who is not moved by the world. For my God is with me, and goes before me. I do not fear, because I am His.” When I read this, I started to realize: I knew Jesus as King but I never truly looked at myself as His. But I am. And if I am His then that means I’m royalty, too. This realization literally changed everything for me. I began to evaluate my life…the things I do, the people I interact with, the things I accept, down to every thought I have. From here, I started to make some big changes. I finally started to see my worth like never before. I finally started seeing myself properly. The problem with not knowing your worth is that if you don’t, you will accept anything because you don’t understand how valuable you are. I stayed with crowds I don’t belong in. I allowed myself to be treated any kind of way, I allowed myself to be talked to any kind of way, etc. When you know who you are, you walk different. When you know who you are, you talk different. When you truly know who you are, you set a standard. When you know who you are and who you’re connected to, everything changes.
I realized it doesn’t matter what people say about me, it doesn’t matter what they think. Because I know who I am. It’s not about being arrogant or being better than anyone. It’s about realizing that I don’t have to accept just anything. I don’t have to settle for just anything. I don’t have to shrink myself to fit in places where there is no room for me. I don’t have to put myself on sale for anyone’s benefit. I began to grow in the truths of who I am because the promises of The Lord are real.
There were even times where I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror. I would see my beautiful friends or peers, or even celebrities, and think “why can’t I look like that?”. Or look at the face staring back at me everyday and point out all of the things about myself that I wanted to change. But I started to look in the mirror and instead of thinking about all that I thought was wrong with me, I thought: “You are beautiful, too. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. God made you in His image and He is in awe of you. He took His time on you. How dare you not love yourself?”
Today I choose to walk in the truth: I am enough. Everything about me is beautiful. I am a daughter of THE King, He goes before me, He fights for me, and I will not accept less than what He has for me. Because I know who I am. I will wear my invisible crown. I will walk like I know who I am. I will talk like I know who I am. I will believe like I know who I belong to. And I hope you do the same.
Sincerely, fiercely, -me
“You are enough. You are so enough. It is unbelievable how enough you are.”