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The Ultimate “Squad Goal” for Christian Girls (Free Giveaway)

By: Bethany Beal

I’ll never forget the days of walking across the basketball court gym, with my teammates by my side, thinking I was Miss Amazing.

This was my squad of girls and I was positive we were some of the coolest chicks on the planet. I liked my team, I liked my girls, I liked being a part of a  “squad.” I liked representing my team name and I liked having a group of people I could associate with.

Fast forward to today and “squads” and “squad goals” are all the rage.

I just recently saw a picture on social media of several famous celebrities and the title was captioned “squad goals.”

It seems having a cool group of girls to call your “squad” is totally back in style. Or maybe, it never went out and I’m just catching back up on what’s “in.”

I’m looking for a different type of squad.

Over the years, I’ve come to realize that my “squad goals” look very different than they did back in high school.

  • My squad goals are now about finding girls that I can encourage and be encouraged by.
  • My squad goals are now about challenging others and being challenged to live to a higher standard.  
  • My squad goals now are about surrounding myself with strong girls who are willing to live out biblical femininity.
  • My squad goals now are about being with a group that represents a name bigger than ourselves.
  • My squad goals now are about teaming up and living for a greater purpose.

I’m all about being a part of a squad or “sisterhood”, as Kristen called it in a recent blog post, but only if that “squad” has a bigger purpose than drawing eyes to itself.

As you already know, we live in a culture that crams its idea of femininity down our throats. We look, we see, and we believe that the ultimate girl is one who has the money, guys, pretty looks and ultimate “squad” to match that lifestyle.

We slowly, but surely, start to believe that we are “Miss Amazing!” We believe in our hearts that life is about us and making our name great. Deep inside we want other people to look at our social media pics and think, “#goals.”

I’m here to invite you to a girl squad that has a completely different agenda.

This girl squad is about representing its Leader and making His name great. This girl squad is all about reflecting our King and pointing others to Him…Not us.

In our book, Girl Defined: God’s Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity, Kristen and I talk about the whole idea of being BRAVE girls who are willing to break free from culture’s version of femininity and embrace God’s incredible design for womanhood. We also talk about the power of a “sisterhood” and the importance of encouraging one another towards Christ and biblical femininity.

The entire purpose of our book is to teach you how you can best represent your King, Jesus Christ. As Christians, that really is our entire purpose…Making His Name Great.

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake He made Him to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20-21).

That’s what it’s about, girls. It’s about being Christ’s ambassadors and representing Him well in the way we live, talk, act and dress. It’s about representing the leader of our “squad” well. It’s about making Him the “goal” and living in a way that makes the gospel believable to those around us.

I want you to do some serious heart searching.

Is your ultimate goal in life to point others to your King, or to yourself?

Do “walk across the gym court” hoping all eyes are on you?

Do you desire to be like Jesus or are you chasing after the cultures ever changing version of success?

My prayer is that each and every one of you will join me in making Jesus’ name known. That we will live as if Jesus truly is the leader of our “squad.” That we would strive each and every day to represent our King and Leader well through our lives.

{FREE GIRL DEFINED GIVEAWAY}

I would love to give away a copy of my brand new book, Girl Defined: God’s Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity.

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  1. Comment below sharing a practical takeaway from this post.
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