This week God gave me a picture that really spoke to me, and I thought I would share it with you.
Lots of people, including myself, struggle with their self esteem. It is so easy to point out your own flaws and wish you were different to how you are. Recently I have had to start wearing a block brace, which makes me talk slightly strangely and look a bit weird! It’s made me wish I had perfect teeth and never had to go to an orthodontist, hehe! It’s so hard to accept who you are and be thankful for how God has made you, when you see so many things about your self that aren’t ‘perfect’.
Imagine this: (my picture from God!)
You just painted the most beautiful picture ever. It was exactly what you wanted, and you absolutely love it! Then imagine that the person you give it to is constantly pointing out its flaws…How does that make you feel?
God is the painter, and you are the person the picture has been given to.
It breaks God’s heart when you constantly criticise yourself, because he has made you perfectly. In His eyes you are absolutely perfect. Don’t criticise who you are, because God made everything about you, and he thinks you are so beautiful.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Do you know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made, or are you just fearful?
It’s good to remember that we are ‘Handmade with love’
Lots of love,