Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I'm beautiful, God chose me, I'm worthy

Every girl wants to know she's beautiful. She doesn't want to have the knowledge that she was fearfully and wonderfully created, she wants to believe it. It is a truth that she needs to believe.

I'm no different than anyone else. I've got a lot of things to overcome in my life... Believing that I am beautiful an chosen and loved are a few of those things that I need to believe. Overcoming the lie that I'm ugly is high on my priority list.

I've had quite a life of people telling
me I'm " too" something and people I would have thought would have defended me just didn't. There was a time in my life when I thought I was fat and I was a size six because someone told me I had to lose another 25 lbs to be perfect and quite frankly I just think that is plain ridiculous.

There are times when I think "wow you look nice today" and there are times I think "yikes you look like one of those freak shows who don't take care of themselves".

Believing that I'm beautiful doesn't come from what I look like though. Believing that I'm chosen doesn't come from whether someone decided to stick up for me or if a boy thinks I'm cute because I really do think that I'm above average looking even if I'm not a size six. Knowing I'm worthy to be loved comes from knowing and believing that my value comes from God and is not based on what I do but who God created me to be.

The distance between knowing and believing is a distance of about 12-18 inches, and I'm taking the first step.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:13, 14 NIV)

1 comment:

Kristin said...

"The distance between knowing and believing is a distance of about 12-18 inches, and I'm taking the first step." - such truth in those words!! Some days I feel like I will never measure up....but then I need to remember that is exactly why Christ died for us in the first place!! Thankful for His gift today!!