“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14
Such a wonderful verse that we sometimes have a hart time wrapping our minds around or grasping what it really means. I just turned 33 on my last birthday. And I honestly feel like most of my life, I have not done a great job at embracing the unique things about my personality that God himself gave me. We spend so much time as women comparing ourselves. Or even, admiring something about someone else and THEN letting that turn into comparison because well, WE aren’t that way or that’s not how we do things and we wish we did. I love admiring things about other women or moms in my life. And sometimes that’s good because we can implement it into our lives if we feel that’s something God is calling us to do or change. That’s GOOD and we need other women to look to or look up to. But sisters, we have to embrace the God-given qualities that the Lord has given us to carry. I know for me, I can tend to think things about my personality are “bad” or “shouldn’t be” but what if God wants me to carry those traits out? Because each of those things when done God’s way contributes to the kingdom. Does God call us to change things about ourselves sometimes and look at things in a new and fresh way? YES. But we are also TRULY fearfully and wonderfully made! We were given our families, children, friends and relationships to foster them based on how HE created us. And we just gotta trust Him with that and love ourselves. I am having a lovely time seeing these things in me are all for a bigger purpose and just because I do things exactly like someone I admire, well that doesn’t make it any less beautiful. In fact, it makes it more beautiful! Won’t you join me on this journey of discovering ourselves and then embracing that? Only then can we walk FREELY in who He created us to be.
Lots of love,