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When I discovered I was having a daughter I was overjoyed. Don’t get me wrong I love my boys with every fiber of my being but there is something about buying frilly dresses, big hair bows (remember I live in the south) and having a mini-me running around. It possibly caused my heart to skip a beat.
Fast forward a few years later and yes our daughter is, in fact, a mini me. On any given day she can be found catching a frog, covered in mud and measuring up her next tree to scale. What can I say, like her mother, she is certain that she is simply one of the boys. That frilly little girl I thought I would have become a tomboy like her mother.
For the time being, she is unaffected by what the world finds beautiful. She has no fears or worries that her ripped blue jeans are not stylish enough. She has no cares about what she weights, how her hair looks or even if she is wearing the latest fashion trends.
And this is how I want her to remain……..
I am not foolish enough to think this is how she will always be. That is why even now in this season of her life I am putting simple reminders in her heart. Things she can pull out when she gets older and she realizes that she may not always be what the world labels as beautiful.
We live in a world that requires us to build our daughters up young. If we fail to do so there is most certainly a line of people who will come in her life ready to tear her down.
7 Ways to Prepare Our Daughters:
- Remind them often that their beauty comes from within and that they must work on that more than they do on their outside appearance.
- Praise them for their wonderful character traits. We need to do this more that we comment to them about how their hair looks or anything else of that sort.
- Allow them to hear you compliment other women on their inner beauty.
- Remind them often that they are daughters of God and that makes them special.
- Encourage them to strive to be different from what the world finds beautiful.
- Help them to discover who they are in Christ and that remind them that is far more important that any Earthly accomplishments.
- Encourage them to never settle for a man who values their outer beauty far more than their inner beauty.
One of the greatest things we can do for our daughters is to instill in them that beauty comes from within and not off a clothing rack or a bottle. Instead as women of God our beauty comes from seeking and striving to be Christ-like.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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