Two countries, two choices, one life
When Kyraenean slave Celeste risks her life to reach the free nation of Etraea, a country filled with technology and wealth, she unknowingly sets off a chain of events that will change her life forever.
After escaping her new owner, Celeste awakens in the home of an Etraean soldier, sworn to protect the fragile peace.
For Corporal Mick Haynes, life is simple. Follow the rules, do your job and work your way up the ranks. Getting shot and finding a wanted slave at his family’s farm wasn’t part of the plan.
When a Kyraenean bounty hunter locates Celeste, Mick’s loyalty will be stretched to the limit.
With war on the horizon, Celeste faces two impossible choices. Both securing her freedom, but both at a cost she could never have imagined.
Will Etraea provide the freedom she’s longed for or shackle her to an entirely new master?
Finding Your Worth
For today’s post I’m going to be writing about Finding Your Worth. In the blurb it mentions how Celeste is a slave seeking freedom and I imagine slavery is something where you would find yourself feeling little worth.
If I was a slave I imagine it would be hard to feel much worth. If you’ve been forced to do as told and essentially treated as dirt, it would be degrading and bak you feel worthless.
As humans it can be so easy to lean into temptations and follow things that we believe will give us a worth and value we desire.
This will mean finding it in books and movies that makes you feel happy for a short while to other forms of media. Some people go looking for love, bouncing from boy to boy to feel the worthiness to fill that gaping hole within themselves.
I know for me there has been a a time in my life where I leant on my friends and was constantly judging our interactions and basing my worth upon them which for fell into a patterns of ups and downs.
I’ve been a Christian for just about as long as I can remember and I know that by finding my Identity in the trinity (God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) that my worth is found in Him and that he won’t let me down. It is constant. A strong foundation to stand upon. However it that is can be so easy to still fall into the temptation of finding our worth from the world.
One verse that is a reminder of this is 1 Corinthians 10:13.
We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously. (The Passion Translation)
It reminds me that we are never alone and that through each trial God will be our ever constant. He doesn’t break his promises.
So as you go about life and as you read Disowned the story of as slave girl I want to encourage you find your worth in Christ. Life can get crazy, but our worth in Jesus that can never change.