You are a busy person so I will get right to the point. You (yes you!) are absolutely fabulous and here are 3 (of many) reasons why. Oh and before we start, I know some of you may say, “How do you know? You don’t know me.” Well, while I may not know you personally, I know some things about you…So let’s go!
- You were created in the image of God (Gen 1:26-27)-I mean come on…it doesn’t get any better than that! The best plastic surgeon in the world could not come close to replicating such beauty. The one true living God personally created you and breathed life into you…yes you! No matter your perceived flaws or limitations; make no mistake, you have been divinely created to be just as you are. I know you may be in a rush to get to point #2 but if you don’t mind let’s pause and look to Jesus for more on the point about “flaws.” When asked by His disciples why a particular man had been born blind, Jesus explained it was this way so, “that the works of God should be made manifest in him.” (John 9:1-3) Did you catch that? Everything God has done and created in us serves some greater purpose. He does not make mistakes. Even though we may dislike our attributes or fail to see their value, God has perfectly crafted us and all His creation to ensure He will receive the ultimate glory. Amazing right?! While on this point, please do not mistake me, I am not being critical or judgmental of our human efforts to alter or enhance our physical appearance. Instead I would encourage all to realize that while makeup, cosmetic procedures, clothes, etc. may help us feel or be acknowledged as (more) beautiful according to man’s standard of beauty; in the eyes of God, our value and beauty are unchanging, unmatched and priceless.
- You are one of a kind!-Lets be real, no matter how hard you (or I) try, you can never be someone else…and you shouldn’t try to be! Ultimately, loving and embracing who you were created to be is far more fulfilling than forgoing your unparalleled self in hopes that you can be some other woman (or man). Honestly, from someone who has tried, yearning and working to be someone that you are not is physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually exhausting. Not only do you inflict self-harm in the grueling, unnatural efforts to be someone else; your rejection of self also leaves the world void of the authentic, unique role you have been divinely designed to play. Embrace who God intended for you to be and if ever you strive to live as someone else, let that person be Jesus Christ and Him alone.
- You are loved & highly sought after- To be thought of as genuinely loved and sought after seems almost inconceivable given the modern day culture we live in. Many women (and perhaps some men) can attest to feeling more like an option than a priority when the opposite sex is considered. Even aside from relations with the opposite sex; often a lack of attention or recognition by our family, friends, coworkers, employers, etc. can invoke feelings of loneliness and worthlessness. What a shame it is for us to allow ourselves to feel such a way. People are fickle and their attention spans are brief; this is a reality of the human condition that we should not hold against one another. At the end of the day, neither you nor I can control the desires and actions of anyone other than ourselves. Instead, let me encourage you to focus on the fact that you are genuinely loved and being chased after someone who only wants a relationship with you. You are never alone or forgotten. Jesus is standing, knocking at the door. Have you opened it?