To My Girls: Your Tongue...use it with care

letters-to-my-girls1 My dearest girls,

YOU ARE SO STUNNING! I can hardly believe how beautiful you are. Though, that is silly, because the Creator God Himself made you. He makes nothing but beauty.

I am praying for you today. Praying that you start this day off right: recognizing that you are deeply loved by your Father in heaven. I pray that when you looked in the mirror this morning you saw what He sees: a beautiful and beloved masterpiece.

As you go to school today, I pray that you would see others with these same eyes. As you know that you yourself are beautiful and beloved, that you would see others with eyes of grace. Girls, do not be fooled by the way of gossip and slander. It is not fulfilling, it is not satisfying. I give you my word that it will leave you feeling dry. The adrenaline rush in the moment may feel great, but I assure you, dear girl, that it is not worth the emptiness and hurt that follows. I have hurt so many with the words from my mouth. How I desperately want to encourage you away from that. It is not worth it. I want to pound that into your souls.

Your peers face (relatively) the same battles that you do. The battle of not feeling good enough. The battle of feeling unworthy. The battle of being self conscious in their own beautiful skin. The truth is, we all battle that. It is the way of the enemy. So don't join the enemy's side and slander others, proving to them that the lies they believe are true. Because they are not true, they are lies.

I pray that today you will go to school and you will see others with eyes of grace. And that when the opportunity to gossip arises, you would snip it in the bud. You would not allow it to go forth into its sly and evil ways. I pray that you would be built up and know that it is more satisfying to talk highly of others, to build them up. That is what you were created to do.

I'm praying for you today dear girls.

Look in the mirror and see what he sees: a beautiful and beloved masterpiece.

Always sincerely, Natalie

Don't speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God's law. James 4:11

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