I’m pretty sure we’ve now established the fact that I won’t be posting every day anymore. It’s close to impossible for me to do so with all of the extra curricular activities going on in my life now. So these blog posts will be sporadic, but I’ll try my best to post as much as I possibly can.
Sacred Sunday is a day I feel like shouldn’t be skipped, although I’ve skipped it almost every time (not intentional though). I think Sunday should be recognized as a special day.
I’m currently taking a year off from dating in order to focus primarily on school and God – to figure out if what I believe about God is because I was raised in a Christian home, or because it’s what I really believe. Naturally, because I’ve decided to not date anyone out of my own will anymore, I’ve been tempted more than I’ve ever been in my whole life. I’ve been having constant thoughts about “the one” and our future (which is something I never do).
So why am I telling you this? Because I want you to know I’m human, I make mistakes. But God doesn’t. When he created you with that button nose you hate so much, it wasn’t because he was mad at you. When he gave you big hips, he didn’t just twitch when creating you and say oh well. He wanted you to be made exactly how you are!
Something I’ve discovered on this year long journey is that God does exist and so does His love. I was trying to think of the perfect word to describe how incredible His love is for all of us, and I came to terms that His love is simply perfect. No words could describe it. Only the one’s who have embraced his love know exactly what I’m talking about. Most say God’s love is unconditional and never ending. Although this is true, I felt like there was a word missing from that description. The one word that kept ringing in my head was unmistakable.
According to Webster’s Dictionary, unmistakable means certain or definite. How true this is of God’s love! No matter how we treat Him or others, no matter what we look like, no matter what we do, He is certain He loves you. His love is definite and will never change.
So why are we constantly trying to critique our appearances when the one who created us finds us spotless and beautiful? Most of the time when reading posts like this, it mainly pertains to females. However, struggling with appearances can just as easily focus towards guys as well.
If you struggle with finding yourself less than and don’t think God views you like what the bible says, I encourage you to try something. Get a piece of paper and fold it hot dog style (vertically, for those of you who don’t know what that is). On one side write out everything you dislike about yourself – whether it be with your appearances or personality. On the other side, find in the bible what God says about that part of you that you dislike. That way you can see it written on hand how God views you. (Just a heads up, He thinks you’re beautiful.)
If any of you have questions or just want to talk about whatever you may be dealing with, shoot me a message. I’ll be more than willing to talk.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”