We all strive to look perfect – to have the perfect body, hair, facial structures, and much more. But in your venture to perfection, have you lost the fact that you were already made perfect by the most high God? You are a masterpiece.
I’ve grown up most of my life being very self-conscious of the way I looked. I might have been perceived as confident and bold on the outside, but on the inside, I was hiding my insecurities behind the makeup and fashionable clothes I would wear.
I would look at myself every day and wished I would be like that girl who had a better chin, or that girl who had a better smile, and the list of my hated features would continue on and on. I spent most of my days fretting over how to be more beautiful or how I could be perceived as more confident.
But no matter how much makeup I would put or how many cute outfits I would wear, at the end of the day, I still found my same shy and insecure self.
One truth that finally set me free from the lies that were in my head was when I read Psalm 139:13-14 which says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful..”
More makeup didn’t solve my insecurities, but it was in knowing that a perfect and loving God made me. You are the creation of the most high God, the best maker out there. He created your inmost being – every inch of you was made to perfection. You are God’s best work, his masterpiece.
What you see as imperfections are God’s perfections.
When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see imperfections or perfections? Do you see yourself as a mess-up or a masterpiece? We can be our own worst enemies, nit-picking every little detail that we hate about ourselves. But do you know who made those very little details that you call as imperfections?
A perfect and loving God.
None of us would dare bash the work of the best artist in the world, then how much more should we look down on God’s creation? When we look down at ourselves, we are looking down at God’s beautiful work in us.
You are God’s masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10) – don’t let your view of imperfections tell you otherwise. The enemy will try to use your beauty against you, but remember that God created you to embrace your beauty, not to chase after it.
Don’t waste away your efforts chasing after the beauty that is already in you. God’s works are all wonderful and beautiful, which includes you. Don’t let the world define your beauty because God has already defined the beauty in you. So remember, you are a masterpiece.
Prayer: Lord, help me to love myself, knowing that your beautiful hands have made me into who I am today.
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