I am not a feminist.
I am a woman of God.
Who I am is not determined by man.
Or by woman.
My identity is sealed in eternity, and was bought at the high price of the life of Christ.
I was made with limitless value because I was fashioned by the hand of the one True God.
Who I am and who I will become cannot and will not be decided for me but has already been written.
I will walk in the ways of the Lord because it is the only way worth traveling.
I will not let the hurt done to me by man AND by woman stir up hatred or anger because I cannot be the one to cast the first stone. I have been forgiven of far too much to hold any place at the frontlines of free-speech-turned-hate-speech. I will fight to be the woman with words on her mouth and meditations in her heart that are pleasing to my God alone.
I will be a woman who raises another woman to know that her value cannot and will never be set by the voice or opinion of others, whether male or female, for she was CREATED in the image of perfection. Her worth has been set in stone by the One whose delight and favor are the stuff of real living.
I will not teach her to fight for her rights as woman, but to walk in her identity as Daughter. Because of the cross of Christ there is no battle to be fought, for the war on her worth has already been won.
I am a woman. I am a Daughter. No man or woman will decide for me what I should fight for or bow down to. I serve the King of Kings and that is absolutely more than enough for me.
So today, dear sister AND brother, you are free. You are free because the Cross of Christ won your battle for you. Do not let the father of lies deceive you into thinking you have to fight to be who you are. You are you and the war has been won. Rise above and live love. Any other way of life is merely a façade.
I am Daughter. I am Ambassador. I am Warrior.
-Laura Jean Ferguson