At my 10 year class reunion, one of the things I kept hearing was “Girl, you still look the same!” And I politely said my thank you’s even though in my head I kept replaying all of the things I was teased about throughout my school years. “Your nose is too big.” “Girl you got some biiiiig feet!” “Look at them Coke bottle glasses she’s wearing!” And the list goes on. But what eventually happened was that I believed everything I used to be teased about. So, I began to think that because I had all of these “abnormalities,” I wasn’t worthy of the “good” things in life and as a result, I settled. I settled in life. I settled in relationships. I settled in job choices. I even settled in not choosing to follow my dreams because I thought I didn’t deserve to pursue them. I thought that only the “pretty” girls got the nice guys, the nice clothes and the dream jobs. And I just wasn’t “pretty” enough. It wasn’t until after I’d given my life to Christ that I realized the beauty that He had created in me. And with that realization, my whole life changed! Now there was no spectacular event that caused a change, it’s just that my understanding of myself changed how I approached life. With or without makeup. A fresh pair of sneakers or a new pair of stilettos (and I do LOVE both). In a pair of jeans or in a dress. I…am…beautiful. Point blank, period. It’s not about what I wear, it’s about Who I wear. I was made by design and on purpose. And if no one else ever realizes this about me, I do. And that’s enough for me.
“I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:14
I am so thankful to You for creating me! I love everything about me. I refuse to believe I am insignificant. I refuse to believe I am ugly. I am a representation of You and because You are none of these things, neither am I! I thank you for healing the hurt caused by the negative things spoken over my life. And I now smile at the wonderfulness of me! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A sincere thank you to our Daughters of the King Daily Devotional Writers.