And most of you are living with the guilt that somehow it’s your fault you aren’t more deeply pursued now. That you do not have an essential role in a great adventure. That you have no beauty to unveil. The message of our wounds nearly always is, “This is because of you. This is what you deserve.” It changes things to realize that, no, it is because you are glorious that these things happened. It is because you are are major threat to the kingdom of darkness. Because you uniquely carry the glory of God to the world.
You are hated because of your beauty and power.
- Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge

God’s showing me the beauty of my brokenness, it was never my place to blame myself. The enemy is constantly jealous of women, why? because we are the spinning image of God’s beauty-Eve. He is constantly breaking us down as women, because he envies our beauty as daughters of Eve. Piecing the story together, why did he go after Eve first? The enemy despised that Eve was the image of God, the captivating, beautiful image that He created through her.

…I pray that every woman knows this truth. It was never our battle.

A woman of true beauty is a woman who in the depths of her soul is at rest, trusting God because she has come to know him to be worthy of her trust. She exudes a sense of calm, a sense of rest, and invites those around her to rest as well […] A woman of true beauty offers others the grace to be and the room to become.
—  Captivating by John & Staci Eldridge
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anonymous asked:

Is Rebekah jealous of Caroline in Capitve? Also, are Stefan and Damond going make another appearance?

She is, and she’ll grow even more jealous in the next chapter.
Yes I think they will. :)