“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14a
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? God’s child?
Do you feel like a failure? Are you too hard on yourself?
Self-hate, rejection, and an inability to accept oneself as special and unique prevents us from becoming what God has planned for our lives.
We all need grace to see something different.
We are made in the image of a great God and it is time to treat yourself better. The Bible says to treat others as you treat yourself…but it starts by treating yourself well! Do something today to remind yourself that you really are fearfully and wonderfully made. I know it can be hard sometimes to feel fearfully and wonderfully made when you are constantly battling the hate, rejection and downright mean things that this world serves up daily. I personally know that the feeling of rejection will have you doubting just how fearfully and wonderfully you are made. To push past those feelings I had to learn to affirm and encourage myself just as King David did when he had half of the kingdom of Israel turn on him when his former mentor and friend King Saul waged war against him.
King David had lost everything. He was feeling mighty low. David was a very discouraged man as he pens the psalms. Life is falling apart around him and in verse 6 in the Book of Samuel it says, "…but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God." He had to affirm himself in His Father's Words.
This has been key to me remaining focused on the vision, I had to learn to affirm the beauty of who Christ made me to be and affirm the joy I feel knowing that He made me this fearless, unique free thinker who isn't afraid to be the real authentic transparent being who truly loves God, His Word and His people.
Here’s a test….The next time you tell yourself that you’re no good, a failure; unlovable—all lies from the devil—ask yourself this one question. “Would I judge a good friend in this way?” If the answer is “no,” you are not being fair to yourself.
Jesus described God’s loving concern for you, explaining that, “the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” He added that because God cares even for small birds—“not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will”—imagine how much more He cares for you (Matthew 10:29-31). This is my favorite passage of scripture. It is such an amazing reminder that He loves you!
Yes—you!! Remember, you are His child. He is waiting for you to come close to Him so that He can remind you just how fearfully and wonderful you are.
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