There is power in loving what you see here. I’m not speaking of narcissim but something that is extremely special when healthy esteem is achieved. Keep reading to find out more. Participate in our #PassTheWord initiative and share this blog post of promoting healthy self-esteem with those you know. – K. Ford, Founder & Lead Blogger of WomenSeekingGod.org
Her rawness was undeniable. Her zeal was incomparable as she graced the concert stages and music videos in shocking outfits with equally shocking rhymes. I wasn’t a die-hard fan, but I remained a young church girl intrigued with this type of boldness as her lyrics took over the radio airwaves. Her name is Lil’ Kim.
Despite her explicit and edgy rap game, I thought she was absolutely adorable. Less than five feet tall, she was loud, audacious, and ready to share a message. She liked the luxurious things of life as she remained adorned in the top brands and labels of the time. Lil’ Kim was close to home as I, being a teenager from New Jersey, was just one hop, skip, and a train ride from her New York stomping grounds.
Lil’ Kim (photo credit: The Cut)
So decades later, what do I have to say about Lil’ Kim? It’s not so much about what I want to say about her in lieu of all the recent skin bleaching drama. However, it’s more about what I want to say to her. Although I don’t endorse Lil’ Kim’s platform in any way, there are three things that I would communicate to her as a woman uplifting another woman:
You are not a mistake. The struggle with identity and self-worth could possibly be a mind battle from the time a little girl is able to notice her reflection in the mirror. However, God meant serious business when he took the time to create something. And as he carefully crafted the land and the sea, the plants and the animals all so extremely unique – he displayed the same effect when it came to you. You are unique. You are his masterpiece.
You are enough. The mere fact that you were born proved that your existence was important and needed. Whoever could not see the real you as beautiful was not worth entertaining. Everyone who rejected you was the indication that you needed in order to move on. Simply speaking, they were not for you. The enemy of your soul only used their words to further feed your mind seeds of negativity.
You are loved. As cliche as this sounds, it is true. God proves this in his Word, from Genesis to Revelation, admonishing his sons and his daughters to return to him. He has pursued you with a love that can’t be measured. He sees past our physical appearance in order to reach the depths of our souls that desperately need healing. I’ve been there and have relied on this healing to shine on the core of my deepest hurt, insecurity, shame, and guilt. God sees you, Kim, even when others have ignored, shunned, and broken your heart, your spirit, and your faith in things that are pure, sincere, and honest.
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