But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Sam 16:7
As the mother of a young girl, my mind spins, at times, considering what may lie ahead of her. I don’t want to over-dramatize the pitfalls of our society, but I do want to be mindful.
I want to plant the seeds early, that while the mall says “clothing makes the (wo)man,” God says the heart matters more.
When the world says “your worth is wrapped up in your beauty,” God gently answers, “It’s just your heart I want.”
When Facebook says “popularity is key” or “you are measured in numbers,” God says, “No. I do not look at the things man looks at. I look at the heart.”
These are the things I tell my daughter.
These are the truths I so desperately want her to grasp before the world shouts in her small ears. Before the friends speak as loudly as mom does. Before Seventeen is lying next to her Bible.
I want her to hide all this in her heart and believe without a doubt, that the heart does matter to God.
How are you helping your young daughter begin to frame her self-worth?