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As women, we can get caught up in spending countless hours investing in others to help them get something accomplished or walk through a rough spot or even just doing life with them. When was the last time you invested in yourself? I’m not talking about just going to an exercise class or the gym. I’m talking about being intentional with caring for yourself – emotionally, spiritually and physically. The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 3:16 that our bodies are God’s temple and as believers we are responsible to care for them so that we can be used to do God’s work. Remember the reason why here – so that we can be used by God for His work.
How can you have any resources to offer others when you aren’t being intentional to equip yourself? When was the last time you felt good about yourself and who you are? Do you believe you have something to offer others and the world? Have you been so busy performing various roles (student, career, cook, housekeeper, chief financial officer, chauffeur, teacher, entrepreneur, etc.) that you have taken on those identities and you don’t know who you are anymore?
Ladies, we are really good at getting things done even if we have to sacrifice sleep and our personal life. Most women, and particularly moms, are naturally nurturers, caregivers and self-sacrificers. Over the years we put our husband’s, children’s, friends’ and family members’ needs and wants before our own. Days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months and months turn into years. Without realizing it, we don’t know who we are anymore because we have lost ourselves in other people or in our jobs.