Stay with me ladies. I know some of you hoped to see another article that was like…
“Pi Beta Gamma Thi’s are LIKE BEYONCE. Always fierce, sassy, yet sweet.”
But no. I can’t because no matter what happens or has happened to you during rush– your worth does not come from three Greek letters on a comfort color XL t-shirt.
Many girls around the nation are currently in the process of sorority rush. Some are the PNMs and some are the sorority girls. Many more young ladies will go through this process next semester. And many others from all ages have already gone through this process.
My freshman year I was obsessed with rush. It was exciting. I couldn’t wait to see what my letters were going to be. I couldn’t wait for bid day and to run into the house that would be my community for the next four years. I thought my worth was dependent on the letters I wore.
Now, as a senior I laugh at the freshman I once was who thought bid day was the biggest day of my life. It is scary to think I once found my identity in something from the world. Something fading, not satisfying, and man-made. Yes, my sorority gave me community and some of my greatest friendships, but my worth never came from my letters.
My worth comes from being a child of the King of Kings.
My worth comes from my Savior.
Not from the letters I throw…
My worth comes from the one who said “I love you this much” stretching out His hands to show me, only to have his wrists stabbed to a tree.
My worth comes from my Creator who made me in the image of Him. The One who hung the stars and painted the sea.. And after all that, He thought the world could use one of me.
To the girl rushing: Your worth is not found in the letters you will soon wear or not wear. God is good at being God. He knows what he is doing and will make no mistake, including in this process. If called to find community through recruitment, then do it. However, never forget that Greek letters will fade, but your identity luckily comes from your Creator and not His creations’ creation.
To the sorority girl in the middle of recruitment week: Each girl you meet is made in the image of Christ. Never forget that. Never forget to pray during this silly process for the girls’ hearts. However, friendships aren’t dependent on letters worn on a t-shirt. Be a friend to all you meet and love everyone because He first loved us. And NEVER FORGET, we are called to make disciples…not make Pi Gamma Omegas. We are called to show His love, and not love on someone only for the intentions of them to wear the same letters as you.
And to every girl who wears Greek letters, or doesn’t wear Greek letters — here’s some important news for you…
God will not ask you at the gate if you were an Alpha Gamma Beta Pi, and He does not care if you are top-tier.
What He cares about is if you found your identity in what He says versus the world. He will care if you bloomed where you were planted, and used your community given to grow in His name as a sister, friend, disciple, and student.
How lucky are we to have a Creator who created us for a bigger purpose than going greek?
Sororities are so much more than three letters and can teach you how to serve your community, grow as a friend, and even grow as a believer. Sororities can reflect a body of Christ and be a community that helps One spiritually grow. However, your value is not from having a sorority. What I do know is I used to think being “top-tier” mattered. However, what I learned is being a child of God matters. Things from this world, including greek communities will fade. But what is consistent is our Saviors deep love for us. What is consistent is the cross. What is consistent is that our purpose is to spread His name. And maybe that is through a chapter, and maybe not. But how lucky are we to know that our identity and worth does not alter on bid day?
Your worth comes from Him, the One who is top-tier, and deserves every leadership position.
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1
PHOTOCRED: Claire Pedregon, http://clairepedregon.com/
Also that’s me the blonde looking not happy… lol I am VERY happy in my community. I just think this picture is funny.
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