The Crown of Creation
Have you ever wondered why we as women are so insecure? Insecure about our hair, our bodies, the shape of our eyes. It always baffled me how some of the most beautiful women I know, inside and out, are some of the most insecure women I know as well. It wasn’t until I began understanding the true source of this insecurity, that I began realizing my worth as a child of God and beloved daughter of the Most High.
It is the enemy’s tactic to cause women to be insecure. Why? Woman is the crown of God’s creation. After creating the woman, God ended his work. As women, we should rejoice in the truth that we are royalty and princesses. Crowns are meant to be worn on the top of the head, not on the feet. They are meant to worn aloft, not stepped on. If you believe that you are a princess it will affect your life- your actions, the way you speak, the way you dress. If you know that you are a princess, you will take care of your speech and your body, as it is the temple of the living God. The devil is envious of your position as a woman of royalty and that you reflect God without even trying, therefore he will do anything to make you believe otherwise.
If we look back at the creation story, the devil went to Eve first because he wanted to degrade the crown of God’s creation. “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” (Genesis 3:1). After this question, Eve corrects the devil, initiating a conversation and temptation. This is where the devil steps in to our thought process, proposing lies and planting seeds. It is important here that we realize the truth about womanhood, about who God says that we are:
1. Crown Jewel 2. Gift 3. Beautiful.
The devil first attacks Eve’s quality of being the crown jewel. He hints that God does not have a plan for her and that His plan is not out for her good (Genesis 3:1). This was not just a lie about God’s identity it was also a lie about Eve’s identity. He makes her believe that God does not love her. Then the devil then attacks Eve’s quality that she is a gift (Genesis 3:6). He gets Eve to believe that she is not a good enough gift to Adam and that she is not good enough unless she can give him something more: the apple. Lastly, the devil goes on to attack Eve’s beauty (Genesis 3:6-7). Eve saw the form that devil came in and it made her doubt herself. The qualities of being a crown jewel, a gift and beautiful exist within you, not outside of you.
Because Eve is beautiful, she wants her beauty to be noticed. Because she is a gift, she wants to be desired. Because she is the crown jewel she wants to be treasured. The gift from God has everything contained within it. Eve is mystery that desires to gift Adam with her mystery. She is a gift completely reserved for him alone, and although he lives in a garden, Eve is Adam’s own, walled-in private garden. A garden he does not want to share with anyone else! Although he has dominion over the entire world he is not completely satisfied without Eve. It was Eve who revealed to Adam that he was not only made to work but also to love and to treasure someone.
It is important that as women we say: “I choose to accept myself as beautiful, as a gift and as a crown jewel with no compromise, no apologies and no qualification!” The moment you as a woman believe that you are loved by God and that you are beautiful, the devil has no power in you. The devil has been successful at taking beauty from women from the beginning of time, that is why it is important that we as women realize our value and where it comes from: the word of God.
Amidst all the voices we hear in our society, we as women need to forgive, accept and love ourselves. Are you prepared to forgive yourself? For being abused? For not being the answer to your problems? For your bad habits? For the colour of your skin? Accept yourself. Give Jesus back the poison and He will discard it for you. No man on earth is going to be the answer to your problems. Jesus is the only answer.
Know your worth. You are beautiful, you are a gift and you are the crown of creation.
I’m praying for you sister!
Credits: Father Carlos Martin