I believe that as women, we are given multiple gifts. These gifts are sometimes so valuable they can become superpowers. You can use these powers for good…or evil. It all depends on how much you value them.
Women struggle so often with self worth. We knock ourselves down on a daily basis, and become our own harshest critics. However-the catch 22 of it all is that we are only able to use our gifts and make a difference when we know how much they are worth. If you don’t understand the value of a gift, you may take it for granted.
For instance, years ago I stumbled upon a china set in a thrift store that I thought was too adorable to pass up. Red is my favorite color, and the entire set was red with hearts on it. Plates, mugs, a sugar bowl, a cream carafe, and a pitcher…all for $8. I snagged each item and rushed home, filled with the joy I found in these little inexpensive goodies.
I later found out that this set was an original from Germany, and was worth a lot. This made me wonder:
“Should I use or care for these items differently now that I know how valuable they really are?”
Maybe I should use them less often. Or dust them consistently. Sell them? No…definitely not. The value will only increase.
All of these thoughts swirled through my mind, and caused me to reflect on my own personal treasures. God has given each and every one of us many gifts. However-we often misuse the things we don’t value. You wouldn’t treat a brand new BMW the same way you would treat an old, beat up tricycle. Why? Because you value them differently.
When I first moved to LA, I was desperate for attention and affirmation. I knew I wanted to remain grounded and true to who I was, but I didn’t know how to do that until I learned how to value myself as a young lady. When you live in a city that pays you more to be in lingerie, you start devaluing yourself as a woman and rewiring your brain to actually believe you aren’t a treasure anymore. If you don’t view your body as a temple, you will misuse it. If you don’t value the talents God has given you, you will give up on your dreams.
Just as misusing your gifts can cause chaos, understanding the value you have to offer is a superpower as a woman. You can use your powers for good or evil. You can use your body for the porn industry, or maybe even a seemingly “innocent” lingerie photoshoot. OR-you could use that same beautiful body to help bring healing to others through fitness. That is a superpower.
It has taken me many years to understand the true value of the gifts God has given me, but I have decided I want to use them for good. I want them to be powers that inspire me as a woman, and help me to inspire other women out there who know exactly how it feels to be lost, broken, or feel worthless.
Do you want to be a wonder-woman? You can be. That light is already burning inside of you. First-you have to value yourself, and realize how much you have to offer. Recognize your gifts, and pray about how you could use them to do incredible things.
Grab your wonder-woman cape (AKA-a sundress and some super cute heels), and go change the world with your gifts.