Last night, as I was trying to go to sleep,a thought came to me that made me realize that I've been falling into a pretty dangerous thought pattern. I've slowly begun to compare myself to people. Namely, other girls who, look prettier, are more intelligent, are more graceful. . . girls who seem to have it together. I've always been fairly comfortable with my body. So last night when my thoughts came around to "how I wish I could be like that", I stopped myself. I don't know exactly when I had started to let these thoughts find their way into my mind. But I know that I don't need or want them to stay there. As I was writing this my sister texted me with a question, and my answer to that question made me put into words the thing that I've been trying to get at here... No one is perfect. Even the people who criticize the way you do things or how you look, are not prefect. People are all different. Some people are better at some things than others are, but they still aren't perfect. The only Person who ever was and is perfect is Jesus Christ. God made all of us different, with different talents, looks, and thoughts, and I'm really glad that He did.
It only matters what God thinks about us. And He's really more concerned about the inside of your body. . . Not the outside.
I started writing this, not really knowing why I was writing, or even if I was going to post this in the end. Who knows, maybe I won't. But I felt that I needed to write...something.
I'm so glad God has a purpose for everything.
Maybe I will post this after all.
"For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks on
the outward appearance, but the Lord
looks at the heart."
1 Samuel 16:7 (NKJV)
~ <3 ichelle