Remember who you are
Sometimes other people might not understand or even like the new you. They may not be comfortable with your emerging confidence.
How did Cinderella’s step-sisters respond to her new princess status? They tried to steal it from her by cramming her dainty glass slipper onto their large feet. But of course it could never work.
We often still struggle even when we know the truth. Social pressures don’t change just because we do. The world still rewards the outwardly beautiful people. What can we do?
Go back to the beginning. Remember the scriptures that helped you. Memorize them. Write them on sticky notes and place them in strategic spots like your bathroom mirror, inside kitchen cabinet doors, and on your car’s visor mirror. Make screen savers from your favorite verse. Take a phrase from a verse that seems especially powerful and make it your motto . Add it to your social media posts as a hash tag. Search for jewelry charms with “your” words and create a signature collection on a charm bracelet that you wear every day.
And remember, the prince persisted until he found his princess.
We can be sure Satan will do everything in his power to keep us from learning the truth. When that fails, he’ll try sabotaging the new royal life we gain through our salvation. But we have a champion. Jesus will keep searching until He finds us. He will pursue us until we choose Him. And then He swirls us around the dance floor, never letting anyone cut in or snatch us away.
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Kathryn Graves, author of Fashioned by God, is a personal style and fashion trends expert. She offers closet consults, style workshops, and personal shopping through her business with Premier Designs, Inc. As an author, speaker, and business woman, she teaches women how to dress for success. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology and desires to help women understand their God-given beauty. Kathryn is a pastor's wife, mom, and Mimi to three. She loves cats, painting with pastels, and interior design.