Am I Enough – Guest Blogger Regina Boykin

Regina Boykin is the Founder and CEO of S.W.A.N.S., Inc. established in March of 2016S.W.A.N.S. ’s mission is to build a solid foundation to ensure growth in all areas for female adolescents between the ages of 16 and 19

 Overcoming personal trials which included mental, physical and verbal abuse, Regina has decided to turn her misfortunes into a positive vehicle to assist others in similar situations

She Wants A New Start originated as a result of Regina’s life journey and also birthed her motto “I have endured, I have been broken, I have known hardship and I have lost myself; but here Istand, still moving forward growing stronger each day because Iam free

 A 2013 graduate of Chestnut Hill College with a B.S. in Human ServicesRegina was employed by the School District of Philadelphiahas worked with the Department of Child Protection Services and Permanency in the state of New Jersey.  It was the latter that ignited her personal growth. She volunteered at numerous organizations where she was able to give back to the community and contribute to her favorite past time, inspiring the next generation to create the best version of themselves and impact the world!

Although not ideal, Regina’s childhood has inspired her to create an organization that will empower adolescent females who comefrom broken homes and communities where they have been overlookedundervalued and pushed away by the hands of others. 

 Regina is certain that she has been blessed with this opportunity to gift others with hope and the ability to see their greatness within.

Am I Enough 

Lie #1: Are You Beautiful Because a Guy Told You So?

I’ve had enough of trying  be good enough. The truth is, we will never be good enough. Not for the world anyway, because God didn’t create us to please this world; He created us for His pleasure. 

The first lie we need to confront-a lie that robs our joy and keeps us from enjoying God’s truth- is that we are only beautiful because guys tells us we are. There will always be some guy out there who finds you unattractive. If you put your worth in what a guy thinks of you, even if he is a Christian, I promise he will fail you. God made you the way you are for a reason. Fusing and complaining cannot change your physical beauty. I’m not suggesting you throw away your favorite shade of lipstick and never go to the gym again. Dress nice. Stay healthy. But don’t do those things to please the world. 

A beautiful woman knows she is beautiful because of her Creator. She spends time clothing herself in the fruit of the Spirit.

God wants us to work daily to change the world, not our appearance. 

Respond

When do you feel most beautiful? When do you feel like you don’t measure up?

Who in your life influences how you feel about yourself?

What needs to change in your life for you to see yourself the way God sees you? How would your influence in the world change if you saw yourself the way God see you?

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