Can I share something with you?
I like to feel beautiful. Some days I really struggle with the way I see myself. Especially when I see women that I believe are the picture of beauty. I can question, "God, why didn't you make me like her?"
Do you ever compare yourself? Or hurt your own feelings? I do.
Let me share with with you how I become aware of the way God sees me. It always makes me feel better. I am way too hard on myself. I can't afford to partner with my critical thoughts.
I work hard to collect thoughts God has about me. I review them. It stops me from thinking things he doesn't think about me.
When I believe a lie, I empower the liar (Satan) in my life. Satan only comes to kill, steal and destroy. He can't be trusted. Don't give him access by agreeing with him. Instead slam the door in his face by agreeing with Jesus, who comes to give you abundant life.
In God's Kingdom beauty begins in the heart. Worldly Beauty whispers your never good enough. It leads you towards things that are temporary and fake. Pursuing worldly beauty eventually leads to looking inhuman.
Let me show how to embrace the way God sees you. Partner with the Holy Spirit and uses these verses to give you a new view of who you are.
1. Renewing Your Thinking Is Possible.
"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
2. Truth: Your Thoughts Can Tear Apart Your Identity and Worth. Confess to God the harsh things you have believe about yourself.
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." (Philippians 4:8)
3. Prayer: God Help Me See Beauty the Way You Do.
"But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)
"Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious." (1 Peter 3:3-4)
4. Truth: God Created You With Love and to Be Filled with Christ.
"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them." (Psalm 139:13-16)
5. Exchange with God: Give God Your Negative Feelings. Ask Him to Heal Your Heart and Speak Truth Over You.
Knowing who you are in Christ is a journey that is a joy to pursue. Take this quest to learn all that God has created you for.
The light of the Lord flowing through your life changes everything and makes it beautiful. Hope filled followers of Christ radiate true beauty.
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