Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Recently I signed up to get Joel Osteen's emails. I get one everyday. They are so uplifting, they remind me of how I need to be more like Christ, how God sees me as His child, and just gives me a positive note for the day. 

This one hit a little more home with me and I just wanted to share.

There are so many times I pick myself apart.. wether that be my thighs(I would love to have tall model legs), or I wish I didn't have these stretch marks all over me that I have had since the 5th grade, or I have a blonde moment and I think, "Could I just not be a little more smarter?? 

I need to remember God made me the way I am for a reason and when I am picking myself apart, I am questioning why He created me the way He did. 

I am His child, I am valuable, I am a masterpiece, and I am wonderfully made.

Dear Ashley,

As a believer, you are a child of the King, a prized possession, an heir of God.

You are not ordinary. You didn’t come off an assembly line. You weren’t mass-produced. You are an original design. Nobody else in this world has your fingerprints.

You are a masterpiece!

It is so important to get this down in your spirit. When you do — and when you begin to see yourself as God created you — you will start to understand your real purpose and your God-given destiny.

You will be able to reach your highest potential!

Right now, you may not like who you are. You might wish you were taller, had a better personality or that your metabolism worked a little faster. Maybe you’re self-conscious about a physical attribute or perceived imperfection or you just don’t think that you are lovable.

I want to encourage you. Right now, begin to change any negative opinions you have of yourself. Stop focusing on your flaws and comparing yourself to someone else. God has made you unique and special just the way you are.

When you understand this, it brings new opportunities, new relationships and new levels of God’s favor!

Your value doesn’t come from what you look like, or what you do or who you know.

Every morning, remind yourself that you are God’s creation. Declare, “I am not average. I am not ordinary. I have the fingerprints of God all over me. I am a masterpiece.”

God created everything about you on purpose...your looks, your skin color, your height, your personality, your talents and gifts.

If you see yourself as strong, talented and valuable, then that’s the way other people will see you. But if you see yourself as “less than,” not talented and not valuable, then that’s the way others will see you.

Choose to start loving yourself in a healthy way, being proud of the person God made you to be.

That’s what David did in Psalm 139. He praised God for making him in an amazing way and declared that what God had done was wonderful.

Be bold enough to say, like David, “I’m amazing. I’m a masterpiece.”

It’s up to you to get in agreement with God and realize how much He loves you and how special He made you.

Victoria and I are believing for God’s favor in your life. We are praying doors of opportunity will swing open and that you will see your dreams and desires come to pass.

I declare over you new seasons of opportunity, growth and victory!
Signed Joel Osteen

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
(Psalm 139:14, NIV)

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Julie Jinks said...

Soo true! Thank you for sharing. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. I struggle with this some days myself so reminders are great! Streeetch marks...boy they are annoying. I'm right there with you. :)

Baseball-Diamonds & Hairspray said...

You are very welcome julie! Yes they are annoying for sure!
Hope you had a great week!

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