My sweet, sweet friend Morgan D. agreed to do a post for me this week. I hope you enjoy this!! I think it is a topic that certainly needs addressing in today's society.
There is one thing that all girls have in common. We all come from different backgrounds and live in different situations, but we have one unalterable bond. We are all daughters. We are daughters not only to our earthly parents, but more importantly we are daughters of our Heavenly Father. Being a daughter is not a commonplace or ordinary thing, it is special and it is a blessing.
Daughters have the ability to bring beauty, joy, and stability to their homes. “Let our sons in their youth be as grown up plants, and our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace.” (Psalm 144:12 NASB) One definition of a corner stone (or corner pillar according to my translation) is “something that is essential, indispensable, or basic.” How cool is that! However, the Lord does not just call daughters cornerstones or corner pillars but “corner pillars fashioned as for a palace”. He clearly desires daughters to bring not only stability but also honorable beauty to their families. As each family is different, each daughter’s role in her family will be different. In my family I have been called to be a “Stay at Home Daughter”. I have three brothers and have the privilege of being my parents’ only daughter. As an only daughter in a male dominated household there is a lot around our home that keeps me busy. I have ventured out and tried the “go to school, get a degree, and then work in the world”, but have found that God has not called me to that. He has given me unspeakable joy and pleasure in being an irreplaceable foundation piece in my family. As I said before, each family is different and each daughter’s role will be different. I challenge you to ask the Lord what He would have your role be in your family. He will be faithful, and He will answer you.
You are not only a daughter and sister to your earthly family but you are also an indispensable part of the Family of God. Each member is as important as all the others, but each has a different role. I would encourage you to read I Corinthians 12 as it clearly states the diversity of the Body of Christ. Once again, I would urge you to ask the Lord what your role is in the Family of God. He has blessed you with talents that are unique to you, and He wishes you to use them for His glory. I have been blessed with a love of children and domestic work, so I find great joy in serving young mothers by helping them with their little ones and cleaning their homes. What talents has the Lord blessed you with? How can you use them to further His Kingdom? “The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ (Matthew 25:40 NASB)
Dear sisters, being a daughter is one of the best things that could have happened to you! Don’t take the role lightly. Be encouraged, He has a purpose and a plan for you. He has created you to be a beautiful pillar that is fit for His palace; an irreplaceable support. You are needed beyond what you can comprehend. Daughters are blessings, so go forth and bless your families.
“A son is a son till he takes a wife; a daughter is a daughter all her life.”
“If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.”