Hey guys! Welcome to She Has Worth! I am so excited about this new project and have been praying about it for months. To those of you who are new: Welcome! And to all of the wonderful male readers: I know, I know…the site is called SHE Has Worth. But I promise if you stick around we intend to develop some exciting projects and components for the men as well (we think you guys have worth too)… and we always appreciate your input and support.
So what is She Has Worth exactly?
The She Has Worth website is a resource, a community and a movement. And to be honest the heart behind it had much to do with my (Coleen’s) own personal experiences, struggles, and failings through the years. I was raised going to church, told everyone I loved Jesus with all my heart and thought I did… until many years of trying to find my identity and fulfillment in boyfriends, accomplishments, and my waist size brought me to a place of complete brokenness.
In the quest to be the “ultimate” girl and in trying to make myself feel worthy, I had shoved God to the back-burner. What I had failed to truly embrace was that Jesus already loved me enough to leave Heaven, be abused on this earth, and humble himself to the point of death…for me. I was already worthy because of His love, because of the way He made me, hand-crafted to reflect Him.
My worth wasn’t in how I dressed, how many times I worked out that week, if I got complimented by someone, or even how many likes I got on Instagram. And neither is yours. God began to show me that I was not alone in my struggles to find approval; that the search t for identity and worth was all around me.
Society is really great at trying to dictate our identities based on Hollywood comparisons. Everyone is working to be more. And though She Has Worth is not against progress, what if you believed who you were was already enough? That your story, your experiences, your talents, and even your struggles had worth and purpose? What would you do with the freedom to be yourself, who you were created to be?
The heart behind She Has Worth is to help you find your anchor in Christ, champion and celebrate who you already are, while encouraging you in your journey forward. Though none of us have it all together in the slightest, we wish to be brave with our stories so that you may be brave with your own. And She Has Worth exists to give you a place and an outlet to hopefully do just that.
This life is not something you were meant to do alone. You are worth more than you know…just as you are, right here, right now.