Work of Art

When I look at myself in the mirror, I don’t like what I see. My hair isn’t wavy enough, my makeup isn’t right, and I just feel like I could lose a few pounds. I may look like I have it together, but I don’t. I’ve got insecurities like you wouldn’t believe. My husband reminds me every day that I’m gorgeous and that makes me smile.

Why am I so hard on myself? Maybe it is all the magazines I see in the checkout line with “HOW TO LOSE 12 LBS” in large print. It could be all the fad diets I hear about. All these things I see and hear have underlying messages (i.e. too fat, too small, too wide, and too tall). These things aren’t from God.

This is what God says:

  • So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” –Genesis 1:27, ESV
    • God made us how He wanted to; He created us and that’s enough.
  • For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” –Ephesians 2:10, NLT
    • So, I’m a work of art?? Yes! I am God’s masterpiece and I am one of a kind; I don’t need to change a thing. I struggle with wanting to change so much about myself that I forget Who made me.
  • For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” –Psalm 139:13-16, ESV
    • God formed every single part of me. He shaped me and put me together. This is me.

Even with all of my insecurities, God loves me just the way I am. It is hard to believe, but it’s true. I’m a work of art just like the sunrise and sunset. I am loved and I have purpose.

I’ve got a husband that adores me and two dogs that give me sweet kisses when I get home. Why would I change because of some article in a magazine? I am enough.

Much Love,

Meagan

*Picture found from Google

One thought on “Work of Art

  1. Jennifer Farney says:

    This is so true…as women we are always quick to compare ourselves to others and find flaws and then Satan goes to work and tears us down in our minds. I turned 50 last year and my husband always gives me compliments and tells me he loves me and all my curves☺️ But even now with spiritual growth and wisdom and maturity I still struggle with body image. I am more accepting but I have to remind myself daily that “godliness with contentment is great gain” and my earthly tent is fading and my eternal destination and purpose in life trumps the vanity of body image. Thanks for your post and new blog…we are truly woven together as a body for God’s glory. Blessings.

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