Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Empowering girls to always be "Unstoppable" - the Lord's way

Empowering girls to have strong self esteem and confidence is my passion. It's what I thrive upon. I believe girls are so much more than the labels society chooses for them. 

Always just came out with another campaign to empower girls, it's titled "Unstoppable".

 I love the message that girls are powerful and we should inspire girls to do anything they want to do, teaching them they have the power within to be strong and capable of so much more than the road blocks society chooses to define them by. I love the word unstoppable!! Isn't that such a power word?

Unstoppable - Impossible to stop or prevent

The word reminded me of this quote I absolutely love by Sister Rosemary M. Wixom. She said, “As individuals, we are strong. Together with God, we are unstoppable." 

I think of all the times I was unstoppable, all of those times when I took Heavenly Father on my team, it was only through Him that things that should have been impossible were actually unstoppable. I am nothing without Heavenly Father. While I am still learning to remember this through the bad AND the good days, I do know it with my whole heart. I know that He knows everything I don't know. (Mosiah 4:9)

In Luke 1:37 we read, "For with God nothing shall be impossible." How empowering is that? While I am a HUGE fan of girl power and I believe girls should chase their dreams no matter what the world says, I don't think it's more girl power we are in need of. I think we are actually in more need of divine power from deity. While girls are pretty capable of...well basically anything, Heavenly Father is capable of EVERYTHING! He holds all power, all knowledge, and He is holding everything together. 

Let's teach girls that they are stronger than they think they are, that they have the power to do anything they set their mind to, but let's also teach them the importance of turning to Heavenly Father to reach the impossible.

Let's teach girls that Heavenly Father knows all things and it is through Him that dreams will be achieved. 

Let's teach girls to prove society wrong about all the labels, but let's also teach them to embrace the qualities Heavenly Father blessed them with BECAUSE they are a girl. 

Girls and guys are different for a reason and while I desire to empower girls, I want to teach girls to love all that they are because Heavenly Father hand crafted their unique attributes for divine purposes. These qualities are worth celebrating, not hiding!!

This quote is absolutely inspiring by President Ezra Taft Benson:

“You [women] were not created to be the same as men. Your natural attributes, affections, and personalities are entirely different from a man’s. They consist of faithfulness, benevolence, kindness, and charity. They give you the personality of a woman. They also balance the more aggressive and competitive nature of a man."
“The business world is competitive and sometimes ruthless. We do not doubt that women have both the brainpower and skills—and in some instances superior abilities—to compete with men. But by competing they must, of necessity, become aggressive and competitive. Thus their godly attributes are diminished and they acquire a quality of sameness with man” (Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, 547–48).

Let's teach girls to welcome with open arms the labels they have of being faithful, benevolent, kind, and charitable.

Let's teach girls to complete each other rather than compete with each other, just as Sister Burton has taught us!

Let's teach girls that the power is within them to choose the will of Heavenly Father every single time and that will be the only empowerment they will need in order to win and become more unstoppable than they can comprehend.

Dear Girls, you will ALWAYS be 
unstoppable when you take
 Heavenly Father as your
best friend. 
He is ALWAYS on your side!

What's been unstoppable in your life because of Heavenly Father?

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