One of my favorite parts about working on this blog is meeting young women who are passionate about pointing other young women toward God’s truth. Many of you have launched blogs as a way to share God’s truth with others. I love that!
In fact, I’d like to introduce you to three girls who run the website We Are Jewels. News of their project came across my desk several months ago, and I thought it was so cool I wanted to pass it on to you.
Erin: Briefly introduce each member of your team.
Sydney: I’m Sydney. I am a believer and follower of Jesus Christ! My goal in life is to bring glory and honor to His name!
Kierany: My name is Kierany. I am fifteen and a sophomore in high school. Jesus is my everything, and I would not have made it if it were not for Him. I plan on going to Harvard University and becoming a heart surgeon.
Emily: My name is Emily. I am the founder of We Are Jewels. I am eighteen, a senior in high school, and have a love for God and helping others.
Erin: You are the creators of wearejewels.com. Tell us why you decided to launch the site.
Emily: I had wanted to start something to help teenage girls, but I didn’t know what. Then one day while I was sick, I kept hearing the words “we are jewels” repeating themselves in my head. I realized God showing me the answer I was looking for. Within the next day, I had begun creating the website.
Sydney: I was thrilled when Emily came to me with the idea to start We Are Jewels. I knew God had wanted me to do something that involved helping girls. I knew right away that this is where God wants me.
Kierany: Well, spreading the Word of God is my calling. When I get older I am going to do it through my medical practice. When Emily came to me with the idea for We Are Jewels, I thought this would be a great way to start helping people early.
Erin: What do you hope readers of your site will learn from your posts?
Sydney: To learn to love others and, of course, love who they are in Christ.
Emily: To help them know they are loved, they are beautiful, and that no matter what they are going through God is always there for them.
Kierany: How to love themselves for the way God made them and not for who society wants them to be.
Erin: How have you seen God work in the creative process?
Emily: I know God has definitely worked in my life as well as in my friends’ lives. In my life He has shown me so many things and has really been opening my eyes to those around me. I have seen God work in my friends’ lives, because through the things I am learning with We Are Jewels, I am able to help them and give them godly advice. I am able to see them grow in Christ.
Erin: What are the three greatest challenges facing young women you know?
Emily: I think the three greatest challenges are purity, insecurity, and perfection. Purity because we live in a sex-saturated society, and there are tons of pressures and different things that we don’t even think about anymore. People don’t realize the value of living in purity. Perfection is a struggle because there is so many pressures to be perfect. Whether it’s being the perfect weight, perfectly beautiful, perfect in society—whatever it is—I see so many people striving for perfection, but in reality no one is perfect.
Erin: How does your site combat these challenges?
Sydney: We Are Jewels helps girls learn ways to fight insecurities, give practical advice to help living in purity, and enable them to see how God made us perfect in our own unique ways and we don’t have to live up to the standards of this world.
Erin: Do you find it difficult to be young women who stand for God’s truth in this culture?
Emily: Yes, because it is so easy to slip up. There are constantly worldly influences in your life, pressures from other kids, and we are constantly forced to guard our eyes and minds. We have to watch what we think and say. Sure it’s easier with God’s help, but it is still hard. The more you practice the easier it becomes, but Satan is always looking for a way to trip you up. If you’re professing to be a Christian, you have to live like God wants you to so that His light can show through you and on to others. But if you become tainted with worldly influences and are still professing to be a Christian, then others that look at your life will think that’s how they are supposed to act. As Christians we are supposed to use our lives as examples.
The formula for wearejewels.com is simple. Three girls who know Jesus and are committed to His truth are writing about what He is doing in their lives and sharing those writings in a very public way. Imagine the impact of more and more young women choosing to believe God’s truth and doing their part to encourage other young women to do the same.
If that’s a possibility that excites you, be sure to check back on the blog on Thursday where you will get your chance to write about God’s truth with the readers of this site. In the meantime, be sure to check out wearejewels.com and look for your own ways to share God’s truth with other young women like you.