As I prepared to share on this month’s topic, I struggled. Sisterhood has become a favorite buzz word, and I always want to be careful to remain relevant, but truthful. I also want to make sure I provide the proper assessment of what sisterhood should resemble. A lot of general truths come to mind, but often the missing ingredient is God.
I’d like to share an experience that taught me why we need to learn how to love ourselves. I believe it was 2nd grade when I got my ears pierced and discovered I couldn’t wear pierced earrings. In fact this funny looking scar, I later learned was a keloid, formed and it was a sight indeed.
“Do You See What I See” is a song that played during the holiday season. I never took time to look at the lyrics, but it was an amazing reminder that each level of creation could see something in Jesus’ life that is celebratory.
Before I share, I have a confession to make. Sometimes I avoid community. Recently, I reached out to someone and admitted I bypassed an opportunity to connect with an entrepreneurial community. I just didn’t feel like it.
I don’t always share my feelings very well; especially when it comes to expressing my feelings of inadequacy. Sometimes I do not feel that I am enough! Usually, my honesty is met by gasps, surprised looks, and well-meaning words.
This week I created a not fair list to God. Believe it or not, the list was not my idea. I was staring at a blank sheet of paper and then heard pretty clearly, “Write your list.” For those of you who are wondering if God spoke with a booming voice or with a thunderous sound as in the Ten Commandments movie, He did not.