Try as we might to stop it, modern society’s ever-changing standards of beauty seem to constantly creep into our thinking and impression of our self-worth. But God, as our creator, designed each of us exactly the way that we are, with great intention.
What do we do when we struggle to like how He’s made us?
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Why I’m Dying to the Beauty Ideal
Disgruntled with my looks and disappointed with how God made me, I started whining to Him. One day, as I was busy telling God how shortchanged I felt, my eyes fell on a verse.
God was speaking, and He meant business. There was no ignoring what He was telling me.
I was blind to the root issue—my hurt and insecurity. I knew something wasn’t right, but I just didn’t know exactly what was going on, and I didn’t know how to fix it. What I was feeling was real, and not something I could casually brush aside to pretend everything was all right.
In my feelings of hopelessness, I allowed the lies of the world to outweigh the truth of the Bible.
All of us are under the meticulous craftsmanship of God and are His work-in-progress.
Nothing is incidental in His eyes—our specific background, interests, skill sets and conditions, all serve a glorious purpose for His kingdom. No two persons are alike, and not one is better or less worthy than the other.
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