Guest Blogger: Kina Lenee Gladney
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” Psalm 139:14 NIV
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4: 13
When I hear the word “Worth”,
I automatically think about value.
According to Webster’s dictionary,
worth is defined as : the value of something…
Measured by its qualities,
Or by the esteem in which it is held.
That really stuck out to me…
Because as human beings….
We all want to feel valuable.
So I’m going to pour out my heart…
In hopes that it will help you…
Growing up, I struggled with low self-esteem..
And knowing my worth…
Especially because I was bullied in school.
A lot of my classmates,
Especially the guys always teased me.
They called me ugly…
And even told me…
That no guy would ever want to be with someone like me.
I was viewed as awkward and weird.
I was different.
And..I believed that men did not find me attractive.
To be completely honest,
I didn’t think they looked at me either.
Being rejected left to right by men…
Really crumbled and affected my self-esteem for the longest.
And for a longtime, I did not feel like I was valuable.
Hearing one of my relatives tell me..
That God made a mistake when he created me,
Made me feel even lower than I already did…
I started to believe that God did not love me.
That he had forgotten all about me.
This led to me almost settling, for a relationship…
That I knew wasn’t ordained by God.
Three years ago I found myself in a situation…
Where I could have lost my virginity.
But God had his hands on me.
I’m so grateful that I decided not to go through with it…
Then two years ago…
On my birthday…
This guy that I was talking to..
And wanted to be with…
Called me to tell me…
That he was dating other women..
And they had sex.
Let me just tell you,
That my heart dropped.
I felt like someone had literally
Stuck in arrow in my heart.
That was the worst news,
That I could have received.
Especially on my birthday.
I broke down crying afterwards.
But looking back on both instances,
I am thankful I didn’t compromise…
And knew my worth…
God is faithful for sure…
And I now have a gift I can honor my future husband with.
I am sharing this because…
I want to encourage you sis,
To know your worth,
And remember that you are valuable.
You don’t have to settle for less than you deserve.
Over the past few years,
I’ve recovered from my pain…
And God’s really allowed me to rediscover JOY,
And my worth….
Through spending time in God’s presence,
I now realize…
I am valuable & worthy.
I am great and phenomenal.
I am amazing.
I have a great purpose.
I have so much to give and contribute.
And I am fearfully and wonderfully made!
And as I’m writing this…
I just want you to know,
You are valuable sis…
And you have purpose too…
Are you struggling with your worth today sis?
I want you to know,
God has birthed something so GREAT on the inside of you.
I know it’s hard…
Especially if you’re getting over a bad breakup,
But I want to encourage you,
You are worthy of love and respect.
When I think of all the past pain and breakups I went through,
I now realize,
God has so much in store for you,
One of the verses I love,
For encouragement is…
“For I know the plans I have for you,
Declares the Lord” Jeremiah 29: 11 NIV.
Sis, God will give the relationship that you desire and more.
He will not let you down.
I promise you that.
I strongly want to encourage women,
Who are still doubting their worth to join the FB group,
The Single Women’s Suite,
And attend the Queens Arise Conference,
being held August 23-25 2018 in Oakbrook, IL.
This conference is going to be amazing.
There are so many panelists and speakers lined up for this awesome event.
Single Women of all ages,
Backgrounds and nationalities will be in attendance.
Sis, You are a queen,
And it is time for you to arise,
Raise your standards,
Know your worth,
And begin to walk,
And embrace your single season like never before.
This is a conference that you don’t want to miss!!
Kina Lenee Gladney
P.S. One last thing! This conference is going to be AMAZING! You can register for the conference and reserve your seat here. Some of the speakers will be Djuana Harvey, Prophetess Georgia Harvey, Real Talk Kim, Pastor Adrian Davis, Keishorne Scott…and a VIP Men’s Panel. This is a conference you can’t afford to miss. Join hundreds of other women as we worship God together. Register here!