I used to get offended by being known as “The Christian Girl” or “The Pentecostal Girl.” It took some of my coworkers months to know my name because I was “the girl who wears skirts.” That was my reputation in high school, too. I would think “is that really all I am to these people? Are they ever going to actually try and get to know me?” But I have realized that’s actually a compliment! To be remembered for the one I live to glorify!
Why wouldn’t I want to be known as the Christian? That is my identity. That is the only part of me that matters. Honestly, I hope you all forget my name, but that you see Jesus in me.
I am The Christian Girl:
- The girl who doesn’t go party, drink, smoke, cuss, have sex, or do any of the things it seems like everyone around her is doing because she has committed her life to something so much more meaningful than any of those things.
- The girl who chooses studying her Bible over binge watching a Netflix show.
- The girl who sticks out in a crowd because she’s dressed in a way that does not show off her body because she knows her true worth.
- The girl who does not work Sundays or Wednesdays because she has church and the girl who will skip the Friday night parties for youth rallies.
Most importantly, I’m the girl who will be your shoulder to cry on, will love you no matter what you have done, will never judge you, and will always forgive you. I will be the person you can run to when you feel like you have no one. I will genuinely pray for you– even if you don’t ask- because I know the God I serve has the power to do the impossible.
So…you can call me The Christian Girl. I think I like it.