No Mistakes

Christ, Self-Love

I’m not going to tell you that you’re beautiful because you won’t believe it. No matter what compliment you receive, you don’t believe it. You put on your best smile and awkwardly laugh, feeling obligated to compliment them back. You feel awkward, so you flee. It’s funny how we can genuinely encourage and compliment others but we can’t do the same to ourselves. You may think it’s silly to reassure yourself that you are beautiful or that and, you are enough, but trust me, living in a world where you are constantly being torn apart both emotionally and mentally, you need some sort of reassurance.

We always look towards Psalm 139:13-14 for reassurance. It is a simple verse with complexity. There’s more to it than what appears printed on the page. Let’s read it.

“For You formed my inward parts. You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.”

God formed our “inward parts” or our “inmost being.”  He formed our souls. Throughout the Bible, we see that God values the heart more than the body. We see that when David was chosen to be king. in 1 Samuel 16. God doesn’t view us the way we view each other, that is with a critical eye. God looks at the heart. The body is fleeting, however the soul is everlasting. God molded us into a beautiful and marvelous piece of art. He started from the inside, the most precious and wonderful part of us, to the outside.

We praise God for the beautiful sunsets and landscapes, but we never praise God for our beauty. Thinking about it, it is funny telling God, “Thank you are making me so beautiful!” I’m not saying we should do that, but we should at least acknowledge His marvelous work. We happen to miss that detail. Telling ourselves that we are a mistake, that we are not beautiful or not enough is an insult of God and His work. God created the world and it was good. God created us and it was good, but we don’t believe it. Being fearfully made means that we are made with the utmost respect, honor, genuineness. Being wonderfully made makes us exquisite or set apart.

Our soul knows His works very well, but we forget the piece that is most valuable to Him. If you know how amazing, wonderful, and marvelous His works are, then you should know how lovely and magnificent you are. God doesn’t make mistakes. Don’t mistaken yourself as someone who is unworthy, unattractive, or unloveable. From the tips of your toes to the hairs on your head, God made you with fear and with beauty. You aren’t a flaw in God’s work. You are a blessing.

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