Friday, July 13, 2007
Everybody Wants to be Genevieve
I am not sure where this starts but my children already fight over being someone they are not. I know it is healthy to pretend and have an imagination but where does it pass healthy to unhealthy? Where does that start? I have to break up fights most often whenever we decide to watch this movie. It is a sweet movie and there are 12 princesses that one could pretend to be. But everybody wants to be Genevieve. The other 11 are not satisfying enough parts to play. Oh the diva that is in us.
Is this where it starts? Why as women, do we continually compare ourselves to others? Why do we wish we were someone else? God made us special and unique. His very hand knit us together in our mother's womb (Psalm 139). I am reminded of the verse I am fearfully and wonderfully made but then it goes on to say I know that full well. Do we really know that? Do we know full well we are fearfully and wonderfully made? If that were so then we would not compare ourselves to others or try to be something we are not. So, as I continue to teach my daughters this truth, I too need to know and be confident of who I am in Him. So, although Genevieve is nice (insert your name) is better. You are who God created you to be!