There are mirrors everywhere.
You aren’t beautiful enough.
The reflecting self image of who you are and how you see yourself. What do you think when you look and see yourself in the reflection?
Every morning is different, I know that. I look at myself and think I like the way I look today, maybe I won’t hate my body or how I feel for once. Then there are times where it’s the opposite. Seriously? I have been working like crazy to get to where I need to be and that’s how I look? The way I judge myself every day, all day long could never be healthy for ones mind or heart.
The way we see ourselves compared to other people is completely different. How do my parents see me, my sister, boyfriend, friends, acquaintances around me? I hear some of them say things I know that they mean because they love me, but somehow I have a hard time believing them. “You’re beautiful” they say or “You look so fit” and somehow I let it wash away, I let it have no meaning. I know they mean it. I know I need to believe them, and sometimes I do. I really do, but then I selfishly get caught up in the negative connotations of self image and beauty.
See, this world likes to make us think that this is all that matters in life. The best style, the perfect body, hair color, makeup, etc. and honestly all of that is great, because I enjoy it most of the time, until it consumes my mind and creates myself to believe that I don’t have any of them.
I want to take it deeper than that.
My savior lives inside me, showing me that I am entirely and uniquely made through His image and by His hands.
Psalms 139:14 “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well”
Once we realize that we only need to be loved by Him is once we believe in our hearts and minds that we are truly beautiful. I woke up this morning and my devotion was not technically on loving yourself, but loving other people. Sandpaper people. Meaning the people that are hardest to love in your life.
One thing about God is that everything intertwines together. So I put this together from the past few days that I have had up until this morning. Not loving myself entirely for how I was created will cause a downfall in how I can love other people around me. When the heart is in the right place that is when life situations around you will fall into place. They will come together. It may take some time, but when God is number one, I promise you He will make a way.
“Take a breath smile and say right here right now I’m ok, because the cross was enough” -MercyMe
Look in that reflection love, and say to yourself “I am beautifully made, thank you God for creating me the exact way that I am”
Believe in His great power, He will put the pieces back together.
He always does.
It’s your turn, love. Break the silence. Spill your guts.