So, I’ve always been quite obsessed (in a good way) with our Maker’s masterpieces.
From mountains, to birds, to wildflowers, to other people – I could see the amazingness of all of God’s creations.
Well…. with one exception: that one I see reflected in the mirror each day.
But after nearly 5 decades on earth I’m finally learning that it’s OK to find and see beauty in myself, too. Not only is it OK… it is absolutely essential if I want to live out everything my Maker has intended for me.
You see, Jesus taught us to “love others as we love ourselves”. However, the enemy of our soul works hard to twist our thinking until we cling to the “fake news” that we need the acceptance of others to complete ourselves.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
We are already complete by our Maker’s design and completely loved by HIM. And that frees us to love and to live… completely.
It’s time to accept ourselves and not wait for anyone else to do it. Today is the day to step into authentic living and love well.