I work with girls all day, encouraging, guiding and being inspired as their lives are transformed for the better. So why, oh why, you may ask, would I start a girls cell group? A space to do much of what I do all day, but a free one?
Is the simple answer. I absolutely love my job and feel that this is in every way what God intended for me to do with my days, however as much as love work – sometimes, even a job you love, can become, work. Part of why I created my company was birthed from the PURE JOY I received from previous experience of journeying with girls on Stellenbosch campus in a cell-group leader capacity. I found immense joy in preparing for my then 4 girls cell groups that I ran; praying for each for the girls, searching the Word for inspiration on how we can conduct our daily lives & ultimately walking a road with these beautiful souls. And what I found was that by me investing time in each of them that they flourished.
A girl believed in is a girl who gets to know more of the Fathers’ heart!
When I launched my company I had a choice as to whether to include a Christian ethos or not. This was hard as I found that God had breathed this passion in me, but ultimately as I reflected, I felt that God was okay with me living out the desire He placed in me, without making my company a strictly “Christian” life coaching business. And it has worked. I seem to have found a balance between keeping Christian-eez out of my sessions unless girls share a passion for Christ too.
But in saying this, I have found that the more self-help type work I do, the more I seem to miss the power of the Cross, in changing us. My story to self-love is full of mistakes, tears, self searching & lots of self affirmations and renewing of my mind but none of this could have been without my deep knowing that my life has a purpose, that God is bigger than all this and that He created me with huge intention.
And so my heart for starting a girls group was two fold –
- I long to be reminded (as I share) of the power of the Cross and
2. This world can be lonely place and thus a space for girls to feel safe, challenged and inspired to live a life that Christ died for, lights me up inside