Thoughts on Identity (by newest staff member Rebekah Schietroma)

Hi! I'm Rebekah, the newest staff member of Beauty Arise and I feel God wants everyone to know their true Identity. Years ago I was diagnosed with a genetic disorder that stopped me from growing. It was called Turners Syndrome . I had to go on medication to help me grow but meanwhile school was so hard! I was always "the short one". I got teased and I did not like myself, I didn't know who I was. I was so confused in my identity- was I just a short kid that had no destiny? Or was I more than that? Did God love me? So if you've ever struggled with that I know exactly how you feel. I identified myself as the short girl that no one liked, I rejected God and felt so sad all the time. I only wore black and gave into eating disorders and negativity. Meanwhile I loved happy things like Disney and musicals but they never made me happy. How's that for messed up identity? 

I found Jesus and he showed me I am as beautiful as a princess. Our true identity is royalty! We may not feel like it but we can be happy and confident because our our true father is the king! In psalm 45:13 it says "All glorious is the princess within her chamber; her gown is interwoven with gold."

There is a TV show I like called "Once upon a time" and it's about famous fairytale characters who get banished to our world and get cursed to not remember who they are! They live lives that are boring and meaningless when they are really royalty. God has spoken to me through this! When we don't know we are royalty and loved and precious to our father we live a lie. We must know that we are daughters of the most high! Loved and cherished .