When you walk through the checkout line at your local store, you have probably noticed the many magazines that line the shelves. A common similarity among each magazine is the famous model or actress on the cover.
As women, it is easy for us to compare ourselves to the airbrushed women that the world labels beautiful.
We look at our imperfections and scars. We concentrate on our blemishes. We only see the things that we view as imperfect and unworthy.
But God made you as you are for a reason. He has an amazing purpose for your life. A purpose that includes all of your blemishes and imperfections.
At Creation, God created us in His image. You are a reflection of Him. You are His perfection.
Our God is a perfect God. You may even call Him a perfectionist. He would not make something that He did not see as perfect. He would not let anything happen unless it was for His perfect reason.
Whatever struggle you face, whatever imperfections you have, remember that God created you to be perfect.
You may not be the perfect Christian. You are still a sinner. But God sees beauty in you.
Stop looking to others to feel approval. Stop comparing yourself to the models. Stop using your imperfections as a way to be less than who you are.
The Lord has used many people who had blemishes and imperfections for His good. Moses had trouble speaking and thought that he wasn’t good enough to carry out God’s plan (Exodus 3). But God still used Moses for a great purpose. Moses’s imperfection didn’t stop him from doing what God wanted him to do. And we don’t even remember Moses’s speech imperfection. We remember the courage he had in leading the Israelites out of Egypt.
God will use you and your imperfections for His good. He doesn’t make mistakes. He doesn’t mess up.
He made you perfect just the way you are. The scars and imperfections that you have from before or after birth do not define you. You are defined by your Creator who made you beautiful.
“I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well” (Psalm 139:14).
If you struggle with your imperfections, I want to challenge you to write out this verse and put it somewhere that you will view it on a daily basis. Memorize it. Study it. And dwell on it when you begin to struggle with your blemishes and scars.
You are God’s handiwork. You are His perfection. God doesn’t make mistakes. And He didn’t start with you.
In His amazing love,
I want to hear from you!
How do you view celebrities and models that the world describes as beautiful? In what ways has the world’s view clouded your thinking of your imperfections and of how God created you to be?