A few years ago I wrote a book, titled, A Rag Doll’s Heart, it’s about a woman’s journey to her worth in Christ. Before I tell you why I wrote the book, I first want to share with you some history of the rag doll.
A rag doll used to be a popular toy as far back as the Roman Empire. It was a cloth figure sewn from spare scraps of material…nothing of value and very cheaply made. They at first had no facial features at all and they were usually stuffed with the least appealing fabric. It didn’t matter if you tossed her around because it didn’t cost anything to make.
I wrote A Rag Doll’s Heart, because I found that many women, myself included, view ourselves as rag dolls, having little or no value and sadly thinking it’s permissible to have our hearts tossed around and our spirits crushed. Somehow life taught us early that we were as worthless as a little made of scraps doll; faceless and invisible.
It’s very painful to see yourself as faceless. But that’s what I became after my father died when I was a young girl. I was anonymous and ignored by those around me…a cast off. No one saw my misery and lonliness. They weren’t interested in helping me, for thier pain was too severe to perceive mine. It’s a very hopeless state to be in and I know that many women have felt the same way at some time in their life.
Though I felt abondoned and unloved, I was not like a faceless rag doll. That was a lie imbeded in my soul because of other’s selfish acts. I know we all have lies that were born out of people’s mistreatment of us and my prayer is that we don’t allow these lies to be established as truth in our hearts. We should never live from that place that brought us so much pain. It does not need to define who you are today. Do not allow your worth to be determined by the evil done to you. Instead, live in knowing that your worth is built upon the immensity of Christ’s love for you. He saw your brokenness and came to rescue you from the lies that have you enslaved. Eliminating the deceit from your soul can be a difficult road, but I want us to go on this journey together. Some are further ahead on the path and can help others just starting out. That is why I wrote the book and built this website; so women can come together and encourage one another on their jounrey to worth in Christ.
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