Personal standards– set of behaviors set upon expectations you have for yourself in a variety of situations
Standards– a level of quality or attainment; an idea or thing used as a measure, norm, or model in comparative evaluations
As young women, growing up in the church we hear seldom about individual standards. We, majority of the time, hear sermons about standards we need to have in relationships. And that is great, because we NEED to have relational standards. But as young women, it’s time for us to start thinking more about our personal standards. A standard is holding yourself to a higher level of expectation because you know who created you and you know your value. But what I want to ask you is, what your standards as a women of God are? What do you consider acceptable? What do you consider not acceptable? Where do you draw the line? What are somethings you want to hold yourself higher to because you know your worth? If we do not have standards for ourselves, then we will lose our way in this world. We have to know who created us, who we are in Christ and our self-worth, and that is how we will determine our standards. Your standards should challenge you. Do not be afraid to have morals and values for yourself. You are a daughter of THE KING.
Psalms 135:13 NLT
“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it.”
Psalm 139:13-15 ESV
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.”