Priscilla Shirer on how women can find identity in Christ in Instagram-obsessed culture

www.christianpost.com | 4/20/2019 | Staff
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ANAHEIM — In an Instagram-obsessed culture that continually tells users they aren’t “enough,” evangelical speaker and author Priscilla Shirer is challenging women to find their identity and value in Christ — and place their devices down.

“It’s so easy for us as humans to attach our significance and value into things that can so easily fade and are temporal, whether that’s a job and upward mobility career-wise, or a certain demographic or group of people,” Shirer, head of Going Beyond Ministries, told The Christian Post during a sit-down interview in Anaheim, California. “When those things fade or no longer appreciate, applaud, celebrate, or include us, we can be decimated because we've attached our significance to those things. So, it’s about re-centering our priority and rooting it in who we are in Christ in the same way.”

Shirer - Concrete - Examples - Christians - Result

Shirer pointed out that Ephesians 1 and 2 give concrete examples of what Christians have as a result of their salvation.

“We have an inheritance, we are not rejected, we are chosen, we are not unforgivable, nothing we've done is beyond the mercy and grace of God. We are forgiven and we are redeemed. All of these things have been given to us, and so we can access them,” she said.

Step - Minds - Perspectives - Alignment - Scripture

The next step, she said, is to renew our minds and our perspectives to see ourselves in alignment with what Scripture says, adding: “Most of the time, the reason we think negatively about ourselves is because we rehearse whatever it is that solidifies that viewpoint, whether we think that we're not pretty, unacceptable, rejected, or lonely.

“Especially as women, we are constantly inundated with images that are telling us we are insufficient the way we are, that we have to adapt ourselves in some way to be beautiful and to be considered worthy," she said. "If you are...
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