Ephesians 1:11-12 (MSG) It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.
SO what are you living for? Do you seek the approval of those around you? Are you looking to the world to tell you who you are, what's right and wrong, whats Beautiful, Acceptable? Don't fret(worry) you don't have to! I know it's hard, I still do sometimes look to those around me to get approval to make me feel like I have value. But God's word tells us differently. In the above scripture He is saying Look at me (Christ) to find out who you are, not the world!) I(God) created you, perfectly the way you are. Do you believe that? Moles, Glasses, Short stumpy legs, etc.. and all God created you perfectly in His Image! (Psalm 139:13-16, Jeremiah 29:11, 2 Corinthians 3:18)
Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!-- Anne Frank --
Do you know that good news inside of you? Do you know how great you are! Right now! My wish, wait scratch that my prayer for you is that you would see it, know it, and believe that you have something great inside.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Workmanship or Poiema can also mean Work of Art, Masterpiece! We are God's Masterpiece. I like to think of our lives like Stained Glass window. All the broken glass, stained with our failures, triumphs, sins, pains, joys etc.. all those things in our life that we can not see how they fit with a life God has called us to. But like an Artist God puts all that broken, stained glass together to make us into a masterpiece, a work of art. He choose us! He Loves us! Right where we are, but he loves us to much to allow us to sit there. He gave us each a plan and a purpose, and God has given each of talents, gifts to use. Will you look for those in yourself? Will you ask God what your purpose is? Will you seek out your value in His truths or keep allowing the world to tell you who you are? It's my hope that you will begin to see yourself the way God does BEAUTIFUL! LOVED! VALUABLE! A MASTERPIECE! Ok repeat after me: I AM BEAUTIFUL! (come on say it) I AM LOVED! (believe it!) I AM A MASTERPIECE! (Now repeat it until you do believe it)
Girls you are Beautiful, Loved, Thought of and Prayed for! Stop letting the world around you define you! I am praying this for you!
Love ya Christina