Simple really, yet the words are so hard to see and believe about ourselves, especially as women. We live in a “filtered” world where photos, billboards, IG stories and the like all come with a way to “fix us up”so we feel good about our appearance. Most often times ignoring the adorning of the inside.
I am just like you! I can be pretty hard on myself! I firmly believe we should present ourselves in a positive way. I love clothes, jewelry, the latest fashion trends and makeup tips just as much as anyone. I would be lying if I said I didn’t. I love sharing all of that.. it’s fun for me and probably always will be. I have NO PROBLEM with that… as long as I keep it in perspective and in its proper place. So yes.. if I find a GOOD THING you better believe I will let you know. Girls helping Girls! ❤️
So here’s the scoop!
A few months ago I removed myself and my art page from IG. It was a very hard thing to do but I felt the nudge in my heart to lay it aside. There were things..
good things, that were being used in a negative way to creep into my heart and mind. Feelings began to surface.. “you are nothing”, “you will never be good enough”, “they don’t really like you” .. comparisons threatened me..and the list grew. Over and over they would come. Although I had been taught that my feelings were not truth..they sounded pretty close and true in my mind. It was a battle.
As women, I firmly believe we all battle the same things. They may all come wrapped differently but girl they are served on the same stinkin platter! Insecurity, Self Worth, Comparisons, Fear.. you can fill in the blank!
What do we do? Find Truth!
Truth, my friends is only found in Jesus. Period
The Big Three
1-Beautiful/ 2.Valued/ 3. Created by a God who loves me
When we grasp these three our vision shifts and we begin to see ourselves as God sees us.
Through this season, God birthed something new in my heart. He took my love for art and creativity and gave me a vision to be shared with teen girls(more on this later and protecting your house) and women around me. A time to come together, be encouraged, be real, share good things with laughter. Relating as women and strengthening the bond of sisterhood! A painting party to celebrate YOU and the unique way you were created!! Loved.. Acceppted.. just as you are!
I took the IG plunge and resurfaced which was a bit uncomfortable, honestly. But, I am walking in confidence behind the ONE who has gone before me. Will I encounter those “feelings” again.. Maybe.. But I am choosing TRUTH!
The most Beautiful part is HIS part!!! His love, His arms of acceptance… and how He sees you..BEAUTIFUL YOU!
Proverbs 31:25-31 “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.”
Your workmanship is Marvelous-how well I know it.” Psalm 139:13
God is with her, she will not fall. God will help her at break of day. Ps. 46:5
..man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart. I Sam.16:7
So God created mankind in His image..Gen. 1:27
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