Friday, 17 April 2015

You're FLAW-LESS!




Hey my loves,

As I begin to write this post I can not help but be reminded of all the little things I really never liked about myself and things that I do sometimes deal with today. 

It's not an easy thing to say but sometimes as a young lady growing up in a world where the women on the front of magazines and in these music videos are nothing but drop dead gorgeous women with long flowing hair and perfectly crafted figures and with the rapidly growing society on social media it is hard to get away from these BEAUTIFUL women and the scrutiny of others. 

Recently on a Instagram post I came across a comment that someone had left on one of my pictures saying, "your nose looks like a hoover". My initial reaction was to laugh and show my fiance. But after a while those words kept playing in my head. Now for many of you, you may read that comment and think what a joke but for me, it was different. For the longest of time growing up I really did not like my nose, I felt like it was too wide, too fat or simply just not straight enough. I've always wanted a nose ring but backed out as I was once told by a 'friend' that it would bring too much attention to my "big nose". So now a few years later after finally accepting my nose and that this is the way that God has designed me I'd gotten over it. . .  Until that comment came along.

I really did struggle with it for a while, staring at the picture which the comment was made on and really analysed my nose, I looked at the shape of it, the circumference the way it sat on my face and all those negative feelings that I once had when I was younger slowly seeped back in. At that point I realised what was happening and I refused to allow myself to feel horrible about myself due to someone else negative perception of MY BEAUTIFUL nose. 

I spoke with my fiance who daily tells me how beautiful I am and also prayed about it a few times and I was reminded of two scripture which says:

For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. - Psalm 139:13-14

You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you. - Songs of Solomon 4:7

As I read those scriptures especially the Songs of Solomon one I really got an understanding and a revelation of what that meant to me as a young women. There is NO flaw in me. God did not make or design or craft ME with a flaw. I am exactly the way that God has crafted me and in that I give him praise!!!

How can I then turn around and tell God who made me with NO flaw that ohhh I'm sorry I'm not happy with the way you did that I think I'm going to change it. Just imagine you had some friends around and you decided to cook them a wicked meal, it took you the whole day to prepare this meal for them. You present the food to them and they say, hrrrrrmmmmm I'm not too sure about this, don't like it, in actual fact I hate it, I'm going to completely change it. Now for me I would be devastated I absolutely love hosting friends round my house and cooking for them. It would actually break my heart.

Now that is just food, lets imagine if that was something you had created bigger than food, that is what it must feel like for God every time we turn around and say God why didn't you make me like him or her, I hate this about myself. Let's change our attitude towards those little things we despise, instead of saying I hate this or that, why not change it to Thank you God for creating my nose (big or small) I can smell the roses better lol. The more we are thankful for things the more our perception will change towards it.

And remember there is no flaw in YOU!!!

xo. 

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