When you look in the mirror, what do you see? How would you describe yourself physically, spiritually and emotionally? Broken? Wounded? Weary? Messy? Strong? Courageous? Miserable? Capable …?
Not many of us take an honest look in the mirror and see our reflection radiating with beauty. We see all of the ugly parts of us glaring back with inadequacy, low self-esteem, and every other negative nouns we can think of to describe just how “unworthy” or “not enough” we are.
The good news is, how we see ourselves does not determine how God, our Creator, sees us.
Full of fragile broken pieces- we’re all rough around the edges
No friend can “heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives…to comfort all who mourn…to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes” (Is. 61:1-3). When we open up to a deeper spiritual relationship with God, our brokenness is healed, we are set free from mental, emotional and spiritual captivity, our mourning is comforted and the ashes are turned to beauty.
However, the work only begins when we acknowledge that there is indeed a Spirit within us that’s worth loving, worth living for, worth sharing with others, worth exuding… just… worthy!
Are you dying ash or have you owned your beauty from ashes? #YouArePossible #IAmPossible #LetsBePossibleTogether
Even at our worst, to Him we ain’t lost causes
– just beautiful messes
Did you know that God meets us in the middle of our mess—not before we get messy, or after we’ve cleaned ourselves up—but right in the middle of our messiest moment when we have nothing to offer but ashes? He meets us there and gives us beauty in return. That is our true identity, a promise that says no matter our mess, there’s already beauty within us that needs to exude. We can only identify with that magnitude of beauty when we understand that we’ve [already] indeed been made beautiful from the inside out. #SoulSearchSunday