BEAUTIFULLY IMPERFECT

Imperfectly beautiful. That is how you look to Jesus every time He sees you. A fine piece of art work that can never be duplicated.

Take a good look in the mirror. Now speak out loud and say what you see. Oh boy! So much imperfections; and all of a sudden you feel insecure and all you are thinking about is how others see you. But before you let your thoughts get the best of you, stop, take a deep breath, and look in the mirror again. But this time say out loud all the things you actually love about yourself.

What did you discover? There is more of you to love than you think. Your personality, your eyes, your nose, your height, your smile. Don’t believe me? Then check this out. “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:” (Psalms 139:14 KJV) Still having a hard time believing? Well, let’s take it a bit further “so God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27 ESV) Wow, what, that was a crazy. God created us in His image, are you serious?

You see, God don’t see us as we see ourselves. We are in His image so He finds us beautiful even when others don’t, including ourselves. We are precious in His eyes and that should be all that matters. I am no stranger to insecurities and I still struggle with it from time to time. But when I remember how God sees me it makes all the difference. Ephesians 2:10 says “for we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” These words comforts me. God made us to look exactly how He wanted us to, and He created us for a good work. He even told Samuel that He does not see as man sees (1 Samuel 16:17) He looks on our heart, not our outward appearance. So, if our heart is beautiful, then so are we in His eyes.

Simply put we are imperfectly beautiful to God.

Hollywood and the main stream media have fed us shallow beauty that has dominated our thoughts about ourselves for a very long time. It’s a Barbie doll picture of beauty that is unrealistic. Women are affected the most because we refuse to see ourselves as the unique, one-of-a-kind masterpieces that God created. We don’t have to look like the plastic surgery modifications of Hollywood because God looks at us and see beautiful.

We don’t have to be the perfection social media, and Hollywood says we are supposed to be. All we have to be is uniquely ourselves and have confidence in who we are.

I implore you, if you are reading this and you have made it this far. Then like me, you struggle with insecurities and probably still do. However, let me be the one to remind you. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, just the way you are and all your imperfections is what makes you a unique masterpiece in God’s eyes.

Love yourself, and remain imperfectly beautiful.

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