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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Beauty Lesson

For a long time I believed that a healthy self-esteem was about feeling good about how you looked on the outside. Feeling and believing that I was physically beautiful was what formed the center of my self-esteem. I think for many of us what forms the center of our self esteem is the outside part. It’s the superficial part. We feel that as long as we can win the battle in our minds where we wage a war about if we are too fat or too skinny then we have won the battle on self-esteem. Thus that would mean we have a healthy self-esteem.

However, God took a moment to show me that I had got it all wrong. He told me that you are only good enough because I say you are. He said to me: “I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, 'You are my servant'; I have chosen you and have not rejected you”, and that is the only reason why you are worth a kobo, so don’t get it twisted. You are as good as I make you.

Now, I am learning that the battle for a healthy self-esteem is not the battle to believe we are beautiful on the outside. The real battle lies in knowing deep down in your heart who you are and why you are here. I had to realize that my esteem did not come from the fact that I knew and believed that I was beautiful. Instead my worth is linked to the fact that I was created by God to fulfill a particular purpose which He set out for me. So when He made my nose flat and my skin black, He did it because He knew that all the features I had would be perfect for the type of work I was going to do on earth. The day I realized that I fit into His big puzzle that is our world was the day I began to develop a real self-esteem. So if you are struggling with low self-esteem, I would encourage you to find out where it is you fit in God’s big plan because He made you for a specific purpose and the way He made you is good enough to fulfill His plan. It’s not that we are all perfect the way we are. We are people with flaws but we need to keep on working on them with the aim of becoming better people well equipped to fulfill our purpose.


[ Image by Kevin Dooley under Creative Commons license.]

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