Identity in Christ

Our Identity in Christ and What the Bible Tells About Us.

YOU CAN BE THE WISE WOMAN GOD WANTS YOU TO BE

wise woman

A wise woman from God’s perspective: If you have been following along with this blog series, you know we normally discuss a woman from scripture who might struggle with the labels we are addressing. I have searched for a while to find a woman who struggled with the “not smart enough” label, and I haven’t found one I feel confident enough to write about. When thinking about this and searching scripture I found that Scripture definitely talks about the unwise woman. The wise and unwise woman was described in Proverbs …

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5 Truths to Removing the Not Smart Enough Label

Not Smart Enough

Stupid and the Not Smart Enough Label Margaret constantly called herself “stupid.” She proclaimed she was not smart enough to make good decisions, handle pressure, say the correct things in public, ace a test, fix a small problem, be a good friend, and on and on. Her long belief of this lie constantly flowed off her tongue and it made me crazy.   She had labeled herself not smart enough and let everyone know she was “stupid”. If I heard her say “I am stupid” once, I heard her say …

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Believing You Are Smart Enough To Grow In Wisdom

Wisdom

Women have always longed for wisdom. How do I know? Look at Eve in Genesis 3:6. She was lured in to a death trap because she longed to be wise.   So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Genesis 3:6   Isn’t it interesting that the first time we see anything mentioned …

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Believing You Are Not Smart Begins As A Small Child

Not Smart

Have you struggled with believing you are not smart? Maybe even said, “I am not smart.” I remember not long ago thinking about my nine-month-old daughter and all the information she must learn. From her ABC’s to 123’s, she has a lot of learning to do. Unfortunately she will be judged by our society based on what she learns and how fast she learns it. We have talked about how we are judged in our society on our outward appearance, but we are also judged on our level of intelligence. …

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Are You Smart Enough?

Businessteam working together on project

What you say about yourself affects how you answer the question, “Are you smart enough?” How many times have I called myself stupid or heard someone else call themself stupid? Too many times! We don’t mind calling ourselves stupid but would never call someone else stupid (or at least not to their face). (more…)

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Inner Beauty Vs. Outer Beauty

Inner Beauty Vs Outer Beauty

What is true inner beauty, I thought? Did I possess any? If yes, what did it look like? If not, where could I find it?   The reflection starring back at me in the mirror whispered, “not beautiful enough”. I was on my tenth outfit change and could not seem to conjure up the perfect ensemble to wear to a friends wedding, that I felt beautiful in. What was wrong with me? Why did I eat those chips and cookies two days prior? UGH! I would be beautiful if my …

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I Want to Be Beautiful

Beautiful spa woman with cotton pad and mirror.

Have you ever said out loud, “I want to be beautiful?” Have you ever thought it or felt it? I have. I have said it, thought it, and felt it. Measuring up to the “beauty goal” set in my mind has always been the problem. I truly believe that this is a universal desire and struggle for women. We want to be beautiful but never feel like we measure up. (more…)

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Are You Comparing Yourself to Others? You are not alone!

Comparing Yourself to Others

Comparing yourself to others has affected generations of women for thousands of years. There are many customs and ways of living throughout Scripture that are vastly different from life today, but comparing an individual’s physical appearance is not one of them. We are still doing it. (more…)

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Bringing Inner Beauty Balance to a “Perfect Body” World

Perfect Body Inner Beauty

Perfect Body Ad It wasn’t that long ago I saw a Victoria’s Secret ad called the “Perfect Body”. They were trying to promote a new line of underwear. The ad was a picture of Victoria Secret models (which means tall and slender) lined up in their underwear with the slogan the “Perfect” Body on the image. Their promotion didn’t go over very well. I didn’t feel very beautiful after seeing that image because I am definitely not built like a Victoria Secret model. (more…)

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