From This Is Who You Are.
I don’t care what anyone says, you are priceless. You are worth more than you know, worth more than what anyone can afford. Don’t sell yourself for empty things.
Do not forget this:
“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces. (Matthew 7:6)
So many beautiful women have been torn apart, as the verse says, by selling themselves to dogs for shallow companionship, temporary thrills, empty validation, and superficial admiration.
What are your pearls? These are what are truly valuable to you (or what should be truly valuable to you). These include God’s purpose for you, your love, your attention, your strength, your thoughts, your mind, and your heart. These are gifts to you that you should treat as special. Don’t give them to just anyone.
Who are the dogs and pigs? These are the people, most of the time men, but many women as well, who do not have the right standards. They value the filling of their desires and their personal comfort and entertainment over you. These people can be smart, good-looking, opinionated, confident, nice, popular, and even friendly, but they will only tear you apart because they are selfish.
Selfishness blinds us from seeing what’s truly beautiful in a person because everyone and everything is measured based on how much we can get from a person. As soon as a person is useless, we discard them and think ourselves wise and mature for moving on.
Do not be like the dogs and pigs who are selfish, you will miss the beautiful blessings you already have. And do not give your heart, your soul, and your body to the dogs and pigs, they will only break your heart, tear your soul, and pollute your body.
Instead, remember that you are a diamond. You have been strengthened by pressure deep in your heart where no one could see or appreciated. You were taken by the hands of a loving Father, cleansed of your dirty stains, painfully cut to reveal your beautiful facets, and polished to shine.
When I see you, when I think about you, I know without doubt that you are meant to shine – and you already do a little brighter each day. You won’t notice it because you’re looking out at darkness, just as a star looks out into a black sky. But don’t be discouraged. Just because you’re surrounded by your own darkness, doesn’t mean your life is not shining a light for someone else.
So fix your eyes on the light of the Sun of our lives, the Son, Jesus, who out-paid everyone by paying with His life.
In the same way, do not ever settle for a man who will not lay his life down for you daily. Don’t be blinded by the world. Not all that glitters is gold. I know you know this in your heart, but sometimes we get overwhelmed and end up with regret.
When you find that man, lay your life down for him daily. Offer him your pearls. Offer him everything. You don’t need to fear; he understands that you’re priceless. With him you’ll shine together.
This is who you are.