I love this scripture. It reminds me that God puts a lot of love and care into the making of each beautiful human. Think about that. God put great care into your creation! You are truly a work of art. You are special. There is no one on this planet exactly like you. You are beautiful.
Let me tell you guys a story about a elementary to middle school girl who wore the cheapest clothes that were never in style because that's all her parents could afford. Kids made fun of how dorky I looked (I also wore glasses from the time I was about 8 years old) and I was supposed to be the popular one because I was the "PK" (Pastor's Kid lol) but I was always left out. I stuck to playing piano everyday, writing music, practicing ballet, and writing nerdy fantasy stories in notebooks. I didn't know one day I would be speaking to hundreds in a room, using that inner creativity for so much more, and my shyness to help me focus. Moral of the story is be YOU. Don't worry about fitting in, because anytime you feel like you don't fit in, it's because you aren't supposed to! You have unique abilities that only you can manifest. Your inability to fit in is YOUR superpower.
I think so many of us have battled with insecurities at one time or another, when it comes to love and dating. We have wondered if we are attractive enough, desirable enough, sexy enough, appealing enough, interesting or stimulating enough. Yet the truth is that we are fearfully and wonderfully made and as we rise in confidence of this indelible truth our desirability only increases. The more confident a person is in who they are as an image bearer of Christ the more attractive they become. Yet this beauty isn't because of aesthetic appeal, rather it's an attractiveness that rests upon those who know who they are. It has nothing to do with outward appearance and everything to do with inner confidence. You may never be the prettiest, coolest, chick on the block, or the fittest, smartest dude around, but your desirability isn't just a physical attribute - it's physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual amongst other things. When we trust God with our desire for a relationship we can be confident that the right person that God has for us will delve far deeper than mere appearances...they will know us by spirit. So don't fear that no one will ever fall in love with you...understand that you are flawless and someone will indeed fall head over heels in love with you...because they will see you as God sees you...through the lens of God's unconditional love...where perfect love casts out all fear.⠀
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Being authentic is letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing ALL that God has created us to be! .
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I spent part of the afternoon spending time with my oldest and walking around stores. We were in Petco and came upon the busy little parakeets. It was then I spotted THAT one, and I was like, yes! I want to be like that little guy right there! He did his own thing! If that meant hanging upside down and seeing the world from his own perspective then that’s what he was going to do! He sure looked like he was enjoying himself too! I can imagine him saying, “hey guys, up here! Check it out! The view is great!” So often I get tripped up and self conscious about standing apart from the crowd. I realize that I am doing life so differently than others and start to doubt myself. Say it with me: STOP IT! ✋ If that is you, I say, and preach to myself as well, YOU DO YOU. Be you. Be you unapologetically and boldly. Your life is yours to live and you have your own gifts and talents you can bless the world with. If we all did the same thing, how boring would that be? Not to mention the world would be lacking so much variety, diversity, and colorful personalities. Don’t be ashamed of how God made you- quirks and all. ❤️ I say it loud and proud. I’m weird and I know it! This bird is my spirit animal. 🐦 Our lives may not be being walked the same as the majority’s might be, and that’s ok. Whatever your goals are in life, you can achieve it without sacrificing who you are. Can I get an amen? 🙌 Thanks, Little Bird, for the important reminder. ❤️
Oftentimes, we get in the way of our own greatness! We try to compare our lives, our gifts, our bodies to others, but God didn’t make you like anyone else, HE made you in HIS image. Allow God to be the conductor and not people on your way to your greatness!
Deuteronomy 28:1-68 And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. #begreat#youarefearfullyandwonderfullymade#dontcompareyourself#bebold#standout#beobedient#lovewhoyouare#standonthewordofgod#believe#believethepromise#godmadeyoubeautiful#godmadeyouspecial#godmadeyouunique