“Believe in yourself.“
“You are enough.“
“You are worthy.“
As the false gospel of self-esteem (and even prosperity) like the above statements continue to saturate social media, I hoped to create a platform that speaks of the truth. The world keeps luring us into believing in ourselves, that we are good enough and worthy, and I am concerned that this falsehood will continue to make us think too highly of ourselves, and live by a set of mantra that potentially leads us to destruction. It also saddens me to see many from this generation using the Scriptures out of context to match their lifestyle, personal views, or faulty belief system, which led many astray.
We are frail and finite human beings in need of the Divine who gives to all mankind life and breath and everything (Acts 17:25). Therefore, it is dangerous to depend completely on ourselves. We need the Lord’s help, whether we admit it or not.
Why A wilting wildflower?
The title was inspired by Psalm 103:15-16 (emphasis mine):
“Our days on earth are like grass;
like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
The wind blows, and we are gone—
as though we had never been here.”
Each of our lives has its end. From the time we were born, we’re already dying. Like wildflowers, all human beings exist on the face of the earth, then cease to live. As we ruminate on that reality, it is imperative to spend our short lives for the things that truly matter and have eternal value. It is of no use to hold on to the perishing temporary gains in this world, for all those, and the shallow pleasures and counterfeit glory it has to offer will never last for long. We need to cling to the abiding truth of God’s Word, embracing the true Gospel of Jesus Christ in whom is eternal life.
“All flesh is like grass
and all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers,
and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.”
And this word is the good news that was preached to you.— 1 Peter 1:24-25 ESV
A Wilting Wildflower’s Note
I intend to write for other women who, like me, are desiring to learn more about biblical womanhood, study the Word in context, and live our purpose as women of the Christian faith. It is my prayer that we will understand the Scriptures better, and have the roots of our faith grow deeper like that of a tree planted by the streams of living water–even as our earthly lives fade like wilting wildflowers in fields of grass day by day.
In this blog, I will not say things that will tickle your ears, and it might give you the impression that I’m harsh. But by God’s grace, I will tell you the truth in the most loving way I could, for in my conviction, this is the most loving thing to do. To see to it that each post will point you to the cross, that you may find your true worth in Christ who died to rescue us from sin, and ourselves.
I hope your heart is prepared to journey alongside me as we flourish in the light of God’s Word, freeing us from constantly trying to measure up to the destructive standards of the world. And may we find our life and worth in our Lord, Jesus Christ. Let us live to worship and glorify Him alone.