In Others’ Words: The God of Beauty
For so many years I didn’t know what to do with that word — Beautiful.
It didn’t apply to me, and yet I kept running into it and being reminded I wasn’t one of the beautiful girls. Not even close.
Now why, you might wonder, would I think that? Pretty simple: I heard in blunt terms that I was ugly.
NOTE: Please don’t rush to the comment section and refute this statement. For the sake of this blog post, I’m telling you what was truth for me for a lot of years. Just being honest — uncomfortably so — because today’s quote reverberated deep in my soul.
When the UGLY label gets slapped on you and you’re not old enough or strong enough to tear it off your soul … or worse, if you believe that label belongs on you … well, you abandon BEAUTIFUL.
But here’s the truth: I was staring into the wrong mirror for years — I was in my thirties before I thought I was pretty. But appreciating my eyes or my smile — that’s not even the point.
If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself …
For years I couldn’t see anything beautiful … anything valuable about myself. I kept waiting for someone else to tell me I was worthwhile, that I’d done well, that I was somehow beautiful in their eyes.
And I’d believe them for maybe an hour. Or two. Possibly overnight. And then I’d go right back to being ugly again. My beauty had no basis, no firm foundation.
If you’ve been around this blog long enough, you know where this is going, right? Straight to God. I finally believed Psalm 139:14: … I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
And then I heard a song and I sang the words and let them sink deep into my bruised soul about (paraphrased) if God made everything beautiful, what does that say about me?
In Your Words: (Can’t believe I forgot to invite you all to join the conversation. Sorry.) How’s that mirror working for you? And what kind of “mirror” are you for others?
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