I attended a women’s function last night. The theme for the evening was about finding your sparkle. It was one of those evenings that I really thoroughly enjoyed without expecting to. Although the message wasn’t new, it was a reconfirmation of what has been happening in and around me lately. Here’s some of the things that I found important for us as women.
ANYONE CAN FIND THE DIRT IN SOMEONE, BE THE ONE THAT FINDS THE GOLD
I have never been much of a glitter girl, I think the though of bling puts me off. But seeing this foot in the sparkles has awakened something in me. A desire to sparkle. Interestingly enough the key note speaker for the evening said something so meaningful – she said no material thing can make you sparkle, not the size of your jean, the car you drive in, your title or the suburb you are from. She found the true meaning of sparkling in the heart of Wellington around a big table of friends sharing stories – being real, honest and open.
- Sparkling isn’t what we perceive it to be, it is not about bling. It is about being real – it is about being authentic and knowing who we are and living in and from that.
- The concept of vulnerability interlinks so perfectly that it is worth mentioning right here. Vulnerability is having the courage to live from the heart.
- The woman is referred to in the Bible as the weaker vessel. The weaker vessel doesn’t refer to our ability to do something, but it refers to the way we’ve been put together. Unlike man we’ve been designed with intricate detail – delicate and precious. It is as if God took more time to make woman than to make man.
- God says: “so is My word that goes out of My mouth, it will not return to Me void, but it will accomplish that which I please, and it will prosper in the thing I sent it to do.” (Isaiah 55:11) — We have been made to sparkle!
3 LIES WE BELIEVE THAT KEEPS US FROM SPARKLING
We all have insecurities – so why are we actively trying to pretend we don’t feel insecure. It is time to be authentic – it is time to be real, real about the things we struggle with, real about our pain and brokenness. Real about who we are
When you look at the definition of insignificance, you realise that is often how we feel.
insignificant | ɪnsɪɡˈnɪfɪk(ə)nt/
too small or unimportant to be worth consideration.“the sum required was insignificant compared with military spending”
synonyms: unimportant, of minor importance, of no importance, of little importance, of little import, trivial, trifling, footling, negligible,inconsequential, of little consequence, of no consequence, of no account, of no moment, inconsiderable, not worth mentioning, not worth speaking of, nugatory, meagre, paltry, scanty, petty,insubstantial, unsubstantial, flimsy, frivolous, pointless, worthless,irrelevant, immaterial, peripheral, extraneous, non-essential; More
meaningless.“insignificant yet enchanting phrases”
Truth is, when we spend time in the word, we will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we’ve been made fearfully and wonderfully (Psalm 139:14). That God has predestined us to do certain & become certain things – before we were born – while we where in our mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:12-14) and He brings the best our of us! (Rom12:2).
When will we realise that He doesn’t need us to be perfect? When will we be aware of the fact that He can use us despite our short-comings, our past and our failures.
When will realise that all He needs is for us to be willing?
Jesus came to show us how amazing we are in and through Him. When will we show His message to the rest of the world and show our girl-friends in Christ how amazing they are?
Let’s make it our purpose and focus today! Let’s be the one that finds the gold in others!