I am a middle child in a family of nine. Ever since childhood, I have always been seeking attention – with my family, with friends, at school and even at work. Even in my married life now, I compete for attention against my husband’s work. It’s difficult because, I always have to prove myself just to be noticed to the point that I have to pretend to be somebody because I have to please other people so that they can accept me. For four decades, I live like that. But this time that I am in my forties (I am now 42), I contemplate a lot, especially during this pandemic season. One of my realizations was that I don’t have to prove myself to other people or even to my own family and spouse. Why? because the Bible and the online fellowships I watch on says: I am a Child of GOD. And If I am a child of GOD, the conversation is over. It means I am a princess…because, LORD JESUS CHRIST is King of the Universe. He alone created the heavens and the earth and everything on earth. And because he is the great creator and I became his child when he laid down his life to redeem me from sin by crucifixion, it means …I am made of high standard and I should not felt cheap … I am authentic, not fake, not low class a or an imitation … because of this, I have to live accordingly to how he created me – as an authentic, first class version of myself … I have nothing to prove to other people but I must reflect what I really am, the way he sees me – in the image of GOD the FATHER in heaven …. Not just me, but all of us who submit to him, follow him and trust in him as the one and only living God.
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
2 Corinthians 6:18
“And I will be a father to you,
And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,”
Says the Lord Almighty.