LOVE, From God

LOVE, From God
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“God don’t do ugly. You are beautiful, because you are made in the image of God. You are loved.” Are those the words that came into your thoughts as your reflection stared back at you in the mirror today? If not, you just may be buying into the devil’s lies he is trying to feed you. You are more than the Irish, crooked nose that you inherited from your grandmother, or the under-bite or over-bite that didn’t get the braces that they needed, underweight/overweight problem, or the painfully shy or blunt personality, weirdness, anxiety, good or bad genes, or whatever seems to be the crutch that you hobble around on.
God’s thoughts toward you are not to point a finger at any of your faults or failures in such a way as to lead you away from His Salvation, but rather, towards it. That is why His Word is so important in a child of God’s life. Not to say that He doesn’t point them out at all, when an unkind word escapes the lips, or busyness gets in the way of prayer, or a root of bitterness has wedged it’s way into the heart. It’s out of His Great LOVE for His sons and daughters, that He would try to correct, encourage, and strengthen in whatever means He deems fit. He may send a friend with an encouraging word or He may speak to your heart through a sermon that pricks your heart. But it will always be done with love for you in mind.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.~II Timothy 3:16
Sometimes the journey is painful. You may hit your head, scrape a knee, and wear many band-aids before your life comes into maturity. You may either fall into the category of seeing nothing but your weaknesses and let it cripple your self-worth or rose-colored glasses may blind you to the fact that there are even any weaknesses to be found. In all honesty, this is an imperfect world, so, people are simply imperfect.
God’s desire is for you to dare look into that mirror and see yourself in your “true form,” after He has shaped you and molded you with his love. Through His eyes, because God is love, His eyes are full of love towards you. Even though you are imperfect by this world’s definition, He sees nothing but perfection when He looks at you. He sees your beauty. He sees what you are becoming, not what you have been. He looks past those imperfections. God don’t do ugly. Let HIS beauty and HIS love be what you see smiling back at you. You are loved.

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