I’ve been pouring over the 300+ survey responses from college girls and recent grads sharing what most caught them off guard and their advice for girls starting college based on their experiences. So much is rooted in identity.
My pastor @jobypmartin reminds us over and over, “You are not your sin, your past, your addiction or your mistakes....”
I’ll add...you are not your sorority, your friend group, your major, your GPA, your social status, your appearance, your attendance at parties, your achievements, your last drink, your boyfriend, your social media likes.
“...Jesus is the only one who gets to tell you who you are. And He says you are righteous and redeemed.”
You are a child of God! You are created in His image and likeness. You are forgiven and free. You are an heir to the kingdom of God. You are beautiful. You are valuable. You have a purpose and calling that will bring Him glory. You have HUGE things to step into created just for you! You are so very loved...exactly how you are.
Praying tonight that all of these girls — all of us —- root our identity in who God says we are.