Article By Rebecca Johnson
Bishop T.D. Jakes is highly quotable. There’s no question about that. His wisdom draws thousands to his conferences, books, and even social networking sites. Aside from his “52 Days of Pecking Orders” designed to help guide women to their breakthrough, Jakes releases random quotes on Facebook & Twitter. Today, he said something every empowered Christian woman should read.
I believe one of the chief things women struggle with is self-esteem, or a sense of true worth and value. Often, it is the underestimation of our amazingness that causes us to settle in relationships, careers, or even lower our expectations for ourselves.
Been there. Done that. Got the T-shirt, but thank God it doesn't quite fit anymore.
But here is the profound quote from Bishop Jakes: “When you don’t know your significance, you will pawn yourself off to anyone or anything, searching for something God has already given you.”
Let those words sink in for a moment and then store them in your mental computer.
Seeing our own significance and embracing our “fearfully and wonderfully made” identity in Christ helps us to avoid accepting just any old thing from life. It also ends our quest for constant validation and outside approval.
And that’s true empowerment.
What do you think of this quote? What quotes, teachers, or resources (aside from the Bible) inspire and empower you to be your best. Please share them with me.
Rebecca Johnson is EEW Magazine’s Editorial Director. She manages a staff of talented editors who contribute to Empowering Everyday Women Online Magazine. Follow Rebecca on Twitter @beccatheeditor