We aren't so different

we aren't so different Dear girls-

It's been quite some time since we've met here. But here we are, once again, and on a new space.

This space is meant to be a source of encouragement to you. My hope is that on this space, you would see that you and I aren't so different. Our age may say differently, the world around us may suggest otherwise, but deep down in our core...we are very much alike. Don't believe me? Let me show you, sweet thing:

I want to matter.

I am often driven by the approval of man. I may ignore this at times, but when I ask myself what the purpose of an action was...I am faced with the truth that I was acting out of assumption of what others may think. When I feel the mark of disproval from a handful of influential people in this life of mine, the mark becomes a crippling bruise, inviting me to a prison place of pity. Why? Because someone was disappointed in me; my longing to be approved, applauded, and amazing has come up short and I am suddenly less than. And I want to matter.

Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. Galatians 1:10

I long to feel beautiful. Radiantly beautiful, from within.

I will make you beautiful forever, a joy to all nations. Isaiah 60:15

I crave to be known, not misunderstood. And I want this life to count for something; I don't want to die wondering if my legacy was one of His love or one of selfish ambition. I want to leave this earth knowing that others experienced Christ in me.

Do you see that we aren't so different? It seems the more I understand you girls, the more time we spend together, your beautiful heart is revealed. Your heart longs to make someone proud, to be seen as and feel beautiful, to make life count. You want to matter.

And you do.

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.They cannot be numbered! Psalm 137:17

My dear girls, you matter so much to Him. Let that be enough. His heart is to overwhelm you with grace, enveloping all that you are into Himself, letting it be known that you matter to Him. His thoughts about you cannot be numbered. If there is one thing I pray to leave you with, it is to chase Him. Pick up your Bible, open it's cover and let the pages whisper sweetness to your souls - you will never regret that decision. It is dripping with His love for you and more than anything, I desire for you will fall in love with Him.

Because He is for you. God is pro-YOU. His love letter is drenched in that Truth.

Always sincerely,

Natalie

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