Why have a pledge?
There are many types of pledges. I can pledge a certain amount of money towards a cause. A company can make a pledge towards it’s clients and employees. I found that the Dove Real Beauty Pledge was a commitment that the company made to help women realize their personal beauty potential. I have had two teens that have been part of Civil Air Patrol, and they have to take a pledge that starts like this, “I pledge to serve faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program and that I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities, obey my officers…”
The reason behind having a pledge is to declare our goals, define our values, and to improve ourselves. As they say, “we cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” We become what we put into our minds. Life is full of ups and downs, and it takes determination, courage, and perseverance to live by our values and not react to situations. There have been a number of times that I was in the middle of a messy relationship situation, and I would pull out my pledge and declare who I was and how I wanted to show up in the situation, and it re-centered me.
One of the phrases in the Jewel Warrior Pledge, that I personally struggle with saying is, “I am beautiful, confident, and I love myself.” I have not believed or lived those words much of my life. I have learned in recent years that loving myself is loving what God in His wisdom and creativity made- me. That it’s not about pride or selfishness, but believing God made me awesome and being confident about that. When I say my pledge, I’m challenging myself to believe this.
Today, I am submitting to you a Jewel Warrior Pledge. It is offered as a tool. If this doesn’t fit your style, keep going after your goals in the ways you have found most beneficial. If you have goals, but struggle to live by them, I encourage you to join us and make this pledge.
Jewel Warrior Pledge
I am a Jewel.
I am a Guardian and Friend.
I am beautiful, confident, and I love myself.
I am a person of Honor, Integrity and Promise.
I accept responsibility for my choices. I am powerful.
I am a person of faith. I will be couragous and undefeated.
I want my family to thrive, and I will protect them.
I will choose freedom over addictions.
I will always keep dreaming and learning new things.
I will choose love, kindness and generosity.
I will be a light in someone else’s darkness.
I will practice gratefulness every day.
I will not isolate myself.
I will walk in God’s truth.
I am a Jewel Warrior.