Who do you say that I am?
Ladies, as women, It is so normal for us to compare to others, to let our identity come from what we do, what we have been told about us, or our possibly temporary roles in life. We even let our identity sit on how we look, our physical and mental characteristics. All of these can and do change over time. They are ever evolving as our life, circumstances and roles change through out our lifetime.
Ladies our bodies will change over time, but choosing to compare our current state to our younger version will not help us at all. Lets instead choose to be in awe of the wonderful things our bodies do for us every day. Our bodies are so much more that the clothes we wear, or our ever changing shape, more than our loose and imperfect skin , more than our big nose or feet. Our body has brought us through much to bring us each to this point in life, and if we are given 10, 20 , 30 , 40 or more years , lets appreciate the heart that beats in our chest over 100,000 times every day without us having to even think about it, or the skin that will cover our face today, tomorrow and decades from now as well.
I recently met a woman who shared with me how God delivered her from a very difficult situation and had replaced it with something that she literally described as “wow! “, so much more than she could dream of. We all shared how we sometimes miss the “wow! ” Sometimes the situations change dramatically, and sometimes our perspective shifts to see the “wow! ” more clearly too. Our bodies, in all their imperfect states, are evermore an absolute wow! Our personality, our mind, every bit of us is a “wow! “
The truth is we all are beautiful and we all are messy too. Beautiful and messy are good friends, they hang out together a lot. Lets embrace the WOW of the beauty and the authenticity of the messy, as we are all fearfully and wonderfully made. I am a believer.