The world is constantly telling women that we aren’t good enough. We go unseen, unsought, unpursued, and this all leads us to believe that we are unworthy. Unworthy of what, you ask? Unworthy of happiness, joy, love, peace, and any good thing that life could offer us. These lies, straight from the mouth of Satan, are tearing down women, and tearing down our world.
What’s a girl to do? We listen to the words of St. Paul when he wrote to the church in Ephesus,
“Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them, for it is shameful even to mention the things done by them in secret; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore, it says: ‘Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.’” (Eph. 5:10-14)
We start by trying. We try not to take part in fruitless works of darkness. We expose the lies of Satan. We cling to the light, to the truth of God’s goodness. We ask God to show us how worthy He finds us. Then, inspired by Him and filled with the knowledge that He loves us and finds us worthy, we go out into the world and share His message and His love with others.
Satan tells us that we aren’t worthy. God tells us that we are. Satan strikes at our heels, at our hearts, and at our souls. God invites us to love, He gives us the perfect example of love in Jesus Christ. Who are we to believe? How are we to become aware of the lies that Satan tries to get women to believe? What does it mean to live in the world today, knowing that God finds us worthy? Well, funny you should ask! I wrote a book all about these very questions. Does Satan attack the hearts of women, and if so, why? How to do we overcome the lies that Satan has tried to sell us on? What does the Eucharist mean for us, and how does it speak to us as women? What role do Eve and Mary have in all of this spiritual warfare? What does it all mean for me, living in the world today?
I’ll be honest, I never, in a million years, thought I’d write a book. Heck, I never thought I’d write a blog, let alone write for any other sites. However, our God is a God of mystery, and of love. Through a series of events and blog posts I wrote about a year and a half ago, He placed on my heart a desire to write a book. This desire was confirmed time and time again through the words of friends and blog readers, none of whom I had told about my desire to write a book. I went to adoration one night with this desire on my heart and asked Him what He wanted me to do. In a matter of about half an hour I had written an outline, sections, and chapter titles for the entire book. What I wrote in adoration that night is almost exactly what is in the book (two of the chapters were combined, but everything else is the same). God showed me that my struggles in my life aren’t just mine, they are the struggles that are plaguing women everywhere. Then, with a grace and beauty that can only come from God, He gave me the words to write this book. For me, the book is a love story. It is the story God longs to speak to the hearts of His daughters, reminding them that He sees them as worthy, worth dying for, and worth loving for each and every breath they breathe.
Available TODAY, Worthy: See Yourself as God Does seeks to answer all of these questions and more as women journey to the heart of Christ, discovering their God-given worth, and the impact that His love has on their lives. Worthy will be available on Amazon and Kindle. Signed copies can be ordered here.