: The purpose of life is to point to Jesus, not ourselves. We discover our best life possible when we passionately pursue God's approval. Deep down, we all want to be liked. We want to know, beyond...
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The purpose of life is to point to Jesus, not ourselves. We discover our best life possible when we passionately pursue God's approval.
Deep down, we all want to be liked. We want to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that our life matters. So we look for ways to prove our importance and self-worth. We rely on numbers to tell us how we're doing, how many followers we attract on social media, how many "likes" we get on a post, or how many parties we're invited to.
But even when a new personal high is reached, the joy is temporary. It's short-lived and fleeting. As our joy fades, self-doubt returns, and once again we feel that familiar urge to prove ourselves. We start a new quest to show we're a Somebody because secretly, we fear we may be a Nobody.
Liked will help girls understand how to channel their talents and energies into things with eternal value and, in the process, find the love, friendships, confidence, and strength of character they desire. They will see that true identity is God-based, and that it is a pure and wonderful identity filled with Christ's love.
<P>Kari Kampakis is a newspaper columnist, blogger, and former children's photographer from Birmingham, Alabama. Her writing has been featured on "HuffPost Parents" and reflects her passion for family and God. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Kari holds an MBA and public relations degree. She and her husband, Harry, live in blessed chaos with their four daughters and a dog named Lola.