I remember a time when I would take a picture of myself and would send it to my friends for conformation. I remember a time when I would ask the question “Am I ugly”? I remember a time when I would do things so ridiculous for a guy’s validation for a spot in his life. I remember… As women we often struggle or have struggled with some form of insecurity. Rather it’s a physical appearance, stability in a relationship, money or even your career. We always seem to look for validation of who we are from someone else. We find ourselves thinking that clothes, hairstyles, make-up, a man, money, etc. will hide our insecurities but in all honesty it doesn’t. In 1 Peter 3:3-4 it says, “ Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight”. Once I surrendered my life to God, my insecurities surrendered as well. I began to learn more about God. I began to learn me. I began to love the woman God created me to be. I began to love the woman God was transforming me to be. I began to validate who I was. I was no longer concerned about what others thought of me but what I thought about myself. Love you for you. You are a queen and you should value that. God designed you to be you. He took His time creating the magnificent and loving women you are today. Take your time and get to know God. When you learn God, you begin to learn yourself. When you learn yourself, you build your confidence. When you build your confidence, you let go of your insecurities. When you let go of your insecurities, God will crown you. When God crowns you, you will ready. Ready to conquer what life throws at you. Embrace who you are. Embrace your flaws. Embrace the position God has you in right now. Embrace where God is taking you. Insecurity means the lack of confidence. With God, there is no lack of. Love yourself Queen!