For the Fame of God's Name; Day 5

Friday, November 27, 2015

Today I woke up later than I thought, so I was frantically running around trying to get ready as fast as I could. While I was fixing my hair and makeup, making sure it was in the right place, checking to make sure I looked presentable to go out in public, I noticed something. Then I noticed another thing, and again, another. I began to nit-pick every little flaw on my face and then every little flaw on my body. I looked in the mirror and I did not see perfection.

Ever have that feeling? It sneaks up on you in the most unexpected times. For myself, I thought that I was over that period—that period of taking myself apart, piece-by-piece. I thought I had finally gotten comfortable in my skin and had left those times of insecurity back in high school. It is true I have moved passed those days, however, sometimes I have those days that I do not feel too great about myself, or that maybe, I just don’t measure up. I’m assuming we all have those days. 

We either start looking in the mirror and we don’t see ourselves in a beautiful and healthy light. Or how about the day doesn’t go well, not like we expected or maybe even planned in our heads, and we feel as if the day is not superb or was a waste. We then beat ourselves up because the day was not absolutely perfect or we did not look perfect.

I know I struggle everyday with the idea of whether I will be perfect. But something that is already clear and said by Christ is that I, as well as others, am already perfect as he created each of us in our mothers' wombs (Psalm 139: 13-14 ESV). 

He made each and every one of us, intrinsically and wonderfully. He created us with purpose, with varying talents, strengths and weaknesses. We see our imperfections—physically or mentally—as being flaws, but God sees them as beautiful because He created those too. He made no accident when He created you to look a certain way or with that specific characteristic.

You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you. –Song of Solomon 4:7 (ESV)

This is such a great example of Christ’s love for each and every one of us—His bride, his love, and His child. He loves us dearly and sees us as perfect

So yes, there will be those rough days you may feel inadequate, but remember to Whom you belong to and Who loves you unconditionally. From my own experience, I still have those days, but it is okay because I am reminded how loved and cherished I am by Him. When dealing with those feelings, I encourage you to remember what God says about whom you are and that your imperfections are deemed beautiful too, and that is the truth. 

{photo: @chenesonnekenus

 About the Author

Carolyn Galaska, 20, is a midwestern girl from Ohio, but currently resides in Arizona. She studies Communications at Grand Canyon University, and will be graduating in 2017. She is an avid lover of adventure, a coffee addict and film aficionado. Carolyn is passionate about people, and enjoys sharing Christ’s love and joy with those whom she comes into contact with. During her summer, before her junior year, she went on a mission’s trip to East Asia. While there, Carolyn decided she wanted to pursue mission work after graduation. Carolyn is a strong believer in being genuine and honest in community with others, as they see together how truly remarkable God is. Currently the Lord is revealing how He is always there and how much He loves and cherishes her. One of Carolyn’s favorite verses is “God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns” (Psalm 46:5 ESV) To further see her adventures, you can check her out on Instagram: @misscarolynmg


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