You are God’s Pearl
The parable of the merchant in Matthew 13:45-46 shows us how important and valuable a pearl is. This wealthy man sold all he had just to get a pearl. In the same way God gave up Jesus Christ on the cross for you.
This organisation was founded in June. Coincidentally I discovered yesterday that Pearl is the birthstone for June.
What does Pearl symbolise?
Purity. You have been purified by the blood of Jesus Christ. You are not filthy. No matter where you are right now and how you view yourself, God’s intention for you is that you will accept how He sees you. Because you are valuable, you should carry yourself as such.
A pearl is not found everywhere on the street. It isn’t found in the hands of everyone. It isn’t accessible to everyone. It’s kept for the wealthy few. In the same way, you are not available for everyone. Your body is not a cheap commodity. You are a treasured child of God. You might have believed in the lie of the devil who has been telling you how cheap you are. I urge you today to drop that belief and embrace the truth of who you are.
Love. You are loved dearly by God. He doesn’t just care for the world, He cares for you. You are precious in His sight. Oh I wish you will understand the depth of this truth. Everything about you is known by Him. Your cares and fears, your worries and anxieties, your highs and lows, your self-esteem challenges and the your personal struggles. He knows it all and He wants to help you with life. I urge you to give Him a chance to show you how much He loves you.
When you experience His love, then you are able to reflect His love. There is a popular saying that ‘you can’t give what you don’t have.’ We know the bible verse ‘love your neighbour as you love yourself’. The first step is to love yourself, thereafter you can love your neighbour. You can’t love yourself if you don’t know what love is. God is love. Love is God.
Sexuality. God gave you sexual desires because it is a good thing. However, for you to be able to enjoy the benefits of it, it needs to be in the confinement of marriage. You are not sex. You are not the sexual organs only. There is more to you than your female body parts. Stop focusing all your life, attention, worth and goals on the 3 letter word ‘sex’. It isn’t the climax of life. There is more to life.
Wisdom. We need wisdom to be able to navigate through life. In a world where good is missed with bad, it’s important and very vital for us to be able to choice wisely. Not every good thing is for you. It might be ok for someone else, but that doesn’t mean is ok for you. Everyone’s life is different. Our paths are all different. Pray for wisdom. Seek for wisdom. Make friends with wise people and you will be wise.
Patience. A pearl is patient. Patience they say is a virtue. Everything cannot happen now. If you don’t understand this, you will often times be unhappy. Life is a process. Before I started this organisation, I went through years of serving in similar gatherings. I have always found myself being chosen to lead. At age 10, I preached my first sermon in church as the children department’s in my church. When I left the children’s department I was made the youth department’s secretary, and simultaneously held the same position in the girl’s department for about 4 years. As I was serving in these roles, I already knew what my purpose was but I knew I had to develop myself first.
Years later all of these leadership experiences became very useful when I was appointed a youth leader in my current church. I have been in this position for 4 years before I founded The Pearls of Purity.
I could have started it earlier since I already knew I wanted to do it. I have always heard that I had leadership skills. However, I needed to go through the process of becoming a founder. I needed to serve under others and learn. In service, I was exposed to the highs and lows of leadership and I learnt what patience is. I learnt to be patient when people always misunderstood me. I learnt to be patient when I was used to clean up mess which would have been avoided if I was listened to initially. I learnt self-control and understood that it can’t always be my way. You need patience in life.
Peace. A pearl is peaceful. You can’t be peaceful if you are busy comparing your life with everyone on social media. It’s very easy to get caught up in the comparison game. People show only their highlights on social media. So why compare that with your reality? If you are struggling with peace, I suggest you take a break off social media and engage in other things that will benefit you. Life comes in stages. Things will get better. Darkness won’t be forever.
I hope you are able to see yourself better after reading this. Embrace who God has created you to be. You are beautiful. You are God’s pearl.
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