Too Beautiful to Ignore
I was listening to one of my favorite podcast, "One Podcast," (I'll probably reference it a few times this week.) Pastor Sarah Jakes Robert said the following sentence, "Too beautiful to ignore," and my mind went racing.
I am four weeks postpartum, and I'm currently recovering from a C-section. Some of you may know that recovering from a c-section can be a longer and more painful recovery time than having a baby vaginally. But I don't want to get all into details.
As I stand looking at my now motherly figure I'm disappointed in how I look, completely throwing out the fact that I just had a baby four weeks ago. Negative thoughts about how I look continuously flood my mind daily, and daily I have to speak words of encouragement to myself, and sometimes I just avoid the mirror all together. As silly as that sounds, mothers understand this.
But as I tapped back into the what I was listening to Pastor Sarah, stated that God is too beautiful to ignore and I thought, WOW what a powerful statement! God is too beautiful to ignore and so is his creation, and guess what else, I am God's creation and so are you!
The word of God stated that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, so how dare I beat myself up on how I look. I am, we are made in his image and we are his creation and God speaks life into his creations. Who are we to question what God has created. Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows; Luke 12;7.
God took his time to create us in his image. Just like a painter with his paintings, with every brush stroke he creates a work of art. We are art, so how dare we tear down what God has created.
So, as I stand in the mirror, I remind myself of who I am. I am a child of God. I am created in his image. I am too beautiful to ignore because I belong to a sovereign God. I belong to a God who's works are wonderful.
I leave you with this, remind yourself of who you are. When the enemy tries to tear down your self esteem you look in the mirror and you combat the enemies lies with the truth.
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.