I had to stay home from church today. I have a sick little girl, going on a week now! I hate when I have to miss church. I so look forward to being spiritually renewed for the week ahead. I was pretty sure last night that I would be keeping Monkey home today, and I started thinking about my childhood, and my life and all the wonderful things I have learned in church that have directed my life.
I want to share with you one of the things I learned as a teenager that has always stayed with me.
The Young Women's program is a wonderful program in the church that helps girls ages 12-18 learn to grow into strong, faithful, good women. It is such a crucial time in our lives when we are trying to decide who we are, what we believe, and where we want to go with our lives.
I think that uncertainty even follows us into adulthood at times. I wasn't the best teenager by any means,and there were definitely decisions I made that I still regret as an adult. But there were many girls around me making unwise choices that would affect the rest of their lives. Choices I chose not to make. I know it was the things I learned from my parents, and in Young Women's that helped me stay strong.
Here's one thing I learned that I still think about today when I am starting to doubt my self-worth:
Be loyal to the royal within you. You are daughters of a Heavenly King.
I know this is true. I know it is true of all of us. I know that many of my bloggy friends aren't particularly religious, but I hope you all know what you are worth. As wives, as mothers, as friends and just as women I think we have a tendancy to doubt ourselves and what we are worth. But we shouldn't. We are divine in nature, daughter's of a Heavenly Father who knows each of us and loves us, just as we know and love our own children.
We are royalty. Let's not forget.