I thought that I should let you know that I looooove blogging! It’s not really up to me when I post though.. I try and wait for God to tell me what it is that He wants me to talk about in each post, so each day I wait and see if He places something on my heart.
Today was one of those days. If you’ve read any of my last posts, you know that I’ve been trying to tackle my negativity and turn it into positivity.
Today, God laid on my heart exactly these words:
“YOU are beautiful
YOU are loved
YOU are amazing
YOU are fearfully and wonderfully made.
STOP lying to yourself. You have been made by the creator of the universe. the ONE that makes absolutely no mistakes. When you insult yourself, you are insulting HIM.”
(It’s funny because I literally copied this down from the “notes” part of my phone because as soon as God laid this on my heart I went and wrote it down. As soon as I started to copy it on to here I was like “wow, I don’t remember this sounding like this when I first wrote it.” It was almost as this was the first time that I was hearing it, myself. God is so cool )
Although this thought and truth is something that is NOT new to me, I don’t think that I’ve ever really let it sink in. And let me tell you, having grown up as a Christian, I think I’ve heard Psalm 139:14 (I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[a]Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.) more than 100 times. No matter how many times I’ve heard it though, I don’t think that I’ve ever truly believed it. I don’t think that I’ve made it a reality in my life. Even as I write this, I have to force myself to believe it. In the society that we are living in, I think that women are put down SO much. As an 18 year old girl, I see how the girls around me allow themselves to be treated.. Not only by men but by other women. We allow people to call us nasty names and put us down. Is that really what God wants us to do?
Throughout the Bible, God tells us all the things that we are. All the things He has made us. And I promise you… NONE of them include being dumb, insufficient, ugly, unworthy or weak. On the contrary, He has called us, a new creation, loved, chosen and most importantly, HIS.
I can tell you that God wants us to believe these things. Although it’s even hard for me right now, I am going to try. Tonight I was actually preparing for this blog post and I was looking through the Bible and looking for all the things that God says we are or that God has made us to be through Him. The list could continue forever but I included some things that I found, in my journal. Here’s a picture:
It’s amazing to read that post and think of God. Think of how BIG He is. Think of all the things that He’s done for us. And to think that every time that we speak negatively about ourselves and each other we are hurting Him. I know that I am going to try and continue on my “pathway to positivity”, not only for myself, but for others as well. This week I’m going to write Psalm 139:14 and post it in my room and on my journals. I’m going to pray that God would open my eyes that are blinded by society to see His truth about me and who He has made me to be. For all I know, I could be stopping something beautiful that God could be doing in my life just because I have not truly believed this.
We are loved and it’s time to stop the lies that we tell ourselves and the lies we tell each other. We need to boast because WE are the creation of the CREATOR of this universe. The one that places the stars in the sky. The one that made us in our mother’s womb. He decided what we would look like, what our IQ would be. It’s time to look at all the wonderful things that God has done in us and through us. You are not a mistake. God does NOT make mistakes. I urge you to MOVE. To make a change in your workplace, in your school, in your home and even in your church.
I know that this post has been aimed a lot at women, but men, this applies to you too. God created you to be all the things that I have stated. I think that sometimes as women, we see men and think “well he’s a guy, he’ll be fine, he can handle it.” or “He’s a guy, look at him, super confident!” But truly on the inside you are hurting. Remember the promises that God has made to us. they are for you too…
This is my prayer for me, for you and for the world we live in:
Father God, I thank you because you have made me, you have created to me to be the person I am. I thank you because you have made me perfect. Forgive me for speaking so bad about myself and about those around me. Help me remember YOUR truth. Help me remind those around me that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. Open my blinded eyes. Help me see myself in the mirror just as you created me. Show me what attributes of You I reflect and show me those in which I have humanly, sinfully created. Show me how to turn my negative attitude around. Teach me how to lift those around me up instead of bring them down. I pray for those women and men around me that are hurting. I pray that you would give them peace and comfort. Remind them that they are ENOUGH and that they are LOVED. Show them that You are sufficient for them. Remind them that you are in control. Bless them and protect them. In your name I pray all these things, AMEN.
I love you all. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. If you want to speak further about this, leave a comment or message me on social media!
God bless you,