It’s week 2 of my personal #OctoberBloggingChallenge, where I have challenged myself to blog Monday-Friday for the entire month. I did this because I want to push myself back into my love for blogging, where my whole writing journey began. Getting back to the basics, so to speak.
I am currently unplugged from social media; I’m taking a little breather from the noise. That’s necessary sometimes. Being an introvert, too much noise drives me insane! So, yeah…social media can get pretty loud from time to time, so I’m having a little quiet time.
I still wanted to be able to share the blog, so my posts are set to automatically share to my Facebook page.
Today, I don’t have a lot to say. I’m sharing this short, sweet message below and powering off this laptop to get back to my solitude. I hope it encourages someone.
God loves you so much, and He made you exactly how He wanted you to be. I imagine that it grieves His heart when you pick your entire self apart, wishing certain parts of you were like someone else. I envision Him trying to get your attention while you stand in the mirror hating what you see, saying, "But I made you in my image."
Every time you question, "Why did you make me this way?" He's saying, "But I'm perfect in all of my ways. The works of my hands are a masterpiece."
He marvels at His creation of you.
You are strategically crafted. Nothing about you is flawed or a mistake. God put thought and effort into making you. In turn, to show God how much you appreciate the work of His hands, you should put all of your effort into loving yourself.
You are God’s reflection, sis. You are beautiful.
May you see it. May you know it. May you believe it. May you live it.
A few scriptures to ponder:
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT)
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27 NIV)
“Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!” (Genesis 1:31 NLT)
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” (Psalm 139:14)