a second grader struck with the flu called pleasingly plump by her pediatrician
a chubby 5th grader with a fond affection of Little Debbie, who doesn't have a "date" to the Sadie Hawkins dance
an outgoing teenager described not as the tall, skinny blonde but the other one
a twenty-one year old control freak with a bond to diet pills, Slim Fast and two-a-day workouts
a single, lonely twenty-four year old with an aching in her heart for something bigger
a happy, content joyful thirty-two year old new mom, who developed some weird allergy to her cosmetics
What do all these people have in common?
Each represents a piece of fabric in the beautiful tapestry that God is weaving together...my life...His plan.
I've spent the past few weeks struggling to overcome my past insecurities of inadequacy. I've remember the past. I've reflected on the person I've become.
It has taken me a L-O-N-G time to relinquish my desire for worldly beauty and revel in the beauty of eternity. I've known in my head that God created me just the way I am...for a purpose. But I believed it with my heart just within the last few weeks.
I believe that God had a purpose in this latest struggle with the cosmetic allergy. I believe He wanted to make absolutely sure I knew who I was in Him. I believe that He wanted me to believe how beautiful I am in His sight. I believe that He knew I needed to believe these things before I could teach them to my daughter.
As I was driving to work the other morning, Sweet Petite and I were having our usual sing-along to WMHK. The song "More Beautiful You" by Johnny Diaz played...and at first I was just singing along....and then I heard Sweet Petite "singing" from the back seat...and I had to catch my breath...and the tears fell. In that moment, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart and it was at that moment that I believed the words for myself.
May you know this day that there could never be a more beautiful you. May you believe that you were made with a purpose that only you can fulfill.
There could never be a more beautiful you...believe it!