You look in the mirror and see a reflection that is unknown. When God created the world, when he created you and I
God said it was good.
It says in Genesis 1: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The Earth at first was formless and empty. BUT the Spirit of God was fully present. The light came from the creator. God saw it and said it was good. In Genesis 26 god decided to create man. God said, “Let us make man kind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, over the livestock, and all the wild animals. So GOD CREATED MANKIND IN HIS OWN IMAGE. God saw all that he had made and said it was good.
As humans God gave us the power to make decisions and we made a decision to not listen to God. From this entered fear and shame that turned our colors from God into gray. From God we feel no shame because he is all good and all knowing. But from this world and from the enemy we feel shame and get fear.
Because of this fear and shame we allow ourselves to look in the mirror and point out the “wrong, ugly, or jiggly” about ourselves.
Admit it, you have done it.
I have, I still do sometimes.
It is so easy to get caught up in what the enemy wants us to get caught up. Instead of running to God we run away from him because we are ashamed of our nakedness. We know that we can’t clean it up, but the accuser points fingers and makes us question if we are worthy of God’s love.
Words and thoughts begin to consume us and wreck the self-confidence we have. We tear ourselves down every chance we get because we question god and wonder “can God make mistakes?”
When we shame our bodies and who we are, we are telling God that He made a mistake in us. That He failed to make us perfect, just as he promised us.
Allow that to sink in for a minute…
WHO ARE WE TO TELL THE CREATOR, THE BIG MAN UPSTAIRS, THE HOLY ONE, THE CREATOR OF THE EARTH, THAT HE MESSED UP WHEN HE CREATED US?
THERE IS NOT A SINGLE PERSON THAT IS THE SAME, BECAUSE THAT IS THE WAY GOD INTENDED AND CREATED US..
DIFFERENT YET EQUALLY BEAUTIFUL
We need to stop believing words that God didn’t say.
GOD DOESN’T MAKE MISTAKES!!!
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
God wants us to look at ourselves through his eyes, because when we take on the mindset that, “Oh wow, my body is beautiful with its marks and scars and jiggle”, we begin to praise Jesus for it. We begin to glorify our God for creating such beauty within us!
In God’s eyes you are everything that you were made to be and more.
We need to stop looking to the world to feel approved, we long for validation but we look to the world instead of God for proof. God already has given us the validation we need when he created His one and only son to come walk here on Earth. God gave us all the love and truth we need. God doesn’t see you as different. You are perfect to him and ARE HIS REFLECTION.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
You are not a mistake. Your body is not a mistake. Your difference is not a mistake.
YOU HAVE PURPOSE.
Your differences that you see as a mistake have purpose.
So stop believing the words that God didn’t say. You are just believing what the enemy wants you to believe and in God you will find the validation, the light, the truth. YOU WILL FIND PEACE.
So here is a challenge for you,
Every day when you look in the mirror, every time you look in the mirror, thank God for something that He created on your body. It can be external or internal, heart stuff or appearance. Just take the time to acknowledge the beauty that He has created inside and outside of you because each of us is precious and perfect in God’s eyes. And His vision is the right vision.
GOD DOESN”T MAKE MISTAKES.
Well known for her love for Jesus, coffee, and having one arm. Sarah share's stories in her life in hope to help others. She wants you to know that,
"Our differences do not define who we are but are a part of the story that God has written for our lives."
Sarah says, " I hope that I can be someone to relate to in a world of untold real stories. Everything I write is from my heart and real."
"We are all created imperfectly perfect by God, we should be proud of our imperfections and differences, they make us who we are today but do not define us, know that you are beautiful and remind yourself of this everyday."