Pillar Of Strength

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My job is to help you realize your strength, self worth and help you develop it. I train and teach a lot of women and one thing I know we do more than anything is act out of self-doubt and fear and are at times our own worst enemies.

The best way I’ve found to break free from this is to direct the focus away from our own limiting beliefs and redirect back to the Bible to what God says about who you are. Many women do not believe the immense strength that God has put in them and like all beliefs, you simply live them. You will only act out of what you truly believe deep to the core of your being.

So I have a word for you today that I want you to digest and get down deep. There is a huge difference between saying you know something in your head and really knowing it in your heart. It looks different and you can always tell. So if you’ve ever doubted yourself, given way to fear, or not understood your role and your God given strength, turn to Psalm 144:12. It says:

“Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace. “ NIV

I highly encourage you to read the whole chapter of Psalm 144. It’s only fifteen verses and what I would consider a warrior cry. In that short little verse are four game changers for you.

  1. You are a pillar. This means you are strong enough to hold an entire palace up! Think about what immense strength God has put in you. You ARE the pillar of your home and your sphere of influence. You are uniquely gifted to hold things together and to hold things up.  I’d say that’s pretty important.
  2. You are beautiful. “To adorn a palace” means you were meant to make it beautiful. You have your own unique beauty that you bring everywhere you go. Own this as a gift from God. Not only are you strong but you are beautiful. If you’ve ever visited Greece or Rome or seen pictures then you know how beautiful these giant pillars are. It’s breathtaking. So are you.
  3. You have been precisely carved. When I read the word “carved” I can’t help but think about our uniqueness as women and how we were carefully fashioned in his image (Genesis 1:27). I also think about how he carves us in different seasons of life and when I’m lifting weights I can envision that carving process happening physically as well. You were carefully thought about and carefully created from man’s rib with much love (Genesis 2:22). Which leads us to the last game changer.
  4. Your beauty and strength adds immense value to the man in your life.. Whether it’s your son, husband, or future son or husband it’s vital that you understand this. You hold their egos in your hand. Understand who you are and develop it so you can encourage those entrusted to you. You are completely capable.

You are meant to be beautiful AND strong. In God’s kingdom the two go together and are not opposing each other. Get this deep in your heart for everything you do flows from it.

In Love,

Lindsey Nadler