I see Me.

*looks in mirror*

Lord, what do you see?

I see Me. My work. My hand. My time well spent. I see your future. I see the pain. But don’t worry, it’s not in vain. I see greatness. Your life is a testimony. A story of how you overcame. You stuck with me through the pain and the heartache. You knew I’d make a way. So I gave you a new day. New mercies. Miracles. A new outlook. You had enough faith to see past your lows. You knew I was working on your behalf, so everything was good. Can I say, that I am pleased? Yes, I am very proud. You allowed me to be God. I am very proud. For this I will reward you openly. Your enemies will see my glory. No longer will you cry tears of sadness. Your heart won’t ache. I put my stamp of approval on you. I don’t make mistakes. please know That I put My good foot forward when creating you. I designed you so uniquely. An image of Me. So don’t be bothered if your misunderstood. I didn’t want you to feel comfortable. So many are compromising, but not you. I knew you wouldn’t. This is why I see remarkable. No matter what, keep that smile. It’s going to be seen and brighten many days. People will be encouraged just by one at look you. I gave you those eyes, so bright and bold. See those people hiding behind the masks they put up. Know that they are hurting and need more of Me. Give them that love thats unconditional. Let them know that I can heal their heart, like I healed yours. I know their very core. So stay deeply rooted in Me. Soon the word will get why I see what I see. I see Me.

#TeamNoFilter

But first, let me take a selfie.

Let’s be serious. Let’s be real.  How many of us have taken a selfie and was actually satisfied with it on the first try? 1 selfie turns into 5. 5 turns into 20. Before you know it, you have just taken 50 selfies and you aren’t happy with any of them so you delete them all.  You look at yourself and nitpick.  You put yourself down.  You list things you don’t like when you see yourself.

My double chin is showing.

My hair is ugly.

Ugh. Look at my teeth.

Smh. Why is my forehead so big?!

Look at the way my eyes are shaped.

This pimple just had to pop up today.

Thanks for giving me this huge nose dad.

I never knew how big my head was.

The list goes on and on….

Then you muster up enough courage to take one more.  Finally. You get one.

You smile.

Okay. Now to find the perfect filter.

Let me ask you this, why are you putting a filter on a masterpiece? According to Merriam-Webster, masterpiece means a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship. There’s no need to alter something that has already been declared outstanding, perfect. How dare we insult God with a filter?  How dare we try to alter what He deemed an incredible work of art? If He is perfect and we were made in His image, doesn’t that make us perfect?

Guys, I know there are going to be days when we don’t feel our prettiest and aren’t satisfied with what we see.  But try to look at yourself through Gods eyes.  If you do this, you’ll realize that the first selfie that was taken was perfect all along.

You are beautiful. You are dope. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.  You are God’s masterpiece.

Let’s leave the filters for our mouths…lol. But seriously.

I love you. Thank you for reading.

 

Suggested Reads:

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)

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works,  And that my soul knows very well. (Psalms 139:14)

 

 

 

 

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

When I look into the mirror, what do I see?
A woman that’s put together so wonderfully.
I was phenomenally made by God.
Yes, cheerfully He created a masterpiece to display.
For His work to speak of His goodness each day.
Let His greatness be seen in me
May my life be rich in favor for all to see.
I could really care less about what people think about me;
I cant allow their words to determine my destiny.
For me to become enslaved to the words of society,
would be a total disappointment to the One who created me.
I walk with confidence because I know Who holds my future.
I’m on a quest.
I’m on a mission.
Lord, use me.