I am on a mission. I have been inspired to share a special message just for YOU.
YOU ARE LOVED!! . . .
In my excitement I got a little ahead of myself. A little of my story... I grew up so very insecure. Teasing and taunting turned my tender heart into a battlefield. While I do not believe there was ever any evil intent the damage was done to my young and insecure heart.
I don’t like you.
I want to beat you up.
Why are you crying?
Where did you get your clothes?
Are you stupid?
I internalized these comments and allowed them to define who I THOUGHT I was.
I was ugly, I shouldn’t cry, nobody liked me, I was worthless.
I WAS WORTHLESS AND NOBODY LIKED ME. . . (These were the LIES twisted into TRUTH in my brain.)
When I reached an age where loved ones began speaking TRUTH into these LIES it was seemingly too late. These lies encased my heart like a bear claw and the LOVE and TRUTH which others spoke into me didn’t always make it through the web of it’s fingers.
My regret today was that I listened to these lies and didn’t listen to the truth which My Father was trying to instill into me through others. My regret is that I allowed these lies to define me. My regret is that I allowed myself to shrink away from my calling in fear of what others might think. My regret is that I sought approval from everyone EXCEPT the One who truly mattered. My regret was that I hurt others while I was wrapped up in my insecurity and myself.
It was a warm blanket, it was safe, the bear claw was crushing me, but it was there, of that I could depend. Yes, I know completely illogical, but I felt safe in what I thought to be true.
Do you understand this feeling? Do you too feel the pressure to be loved, approved, secure but confused over who you are supposed to be? Have you bought into the lie of the enemy?
My sweet friend, there is One who LOVES you more than anybody on this earth, just as you are. And He calls you His precious son and daughter, made in His Image.
He created me, He created you, and He knew us before anyone else did. Psalm 139 says “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. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are Your thoughts God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand- when I awake, I am still with you.”
Do you see it? Do you see this message that was written so many years ago? It is true for you my friend. GOD LOVES YOU! God defined you as fearfully and wonderfully made. God defined your days and wrote them in His book. Jeremiah 29:11 goes on to say “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to proper you, not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
His great Love Story in The Bible was written to give you Hope and a future in Jesus. To remind you that you are loved, that He is with you and holds you in the palm of His Hand “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
You are special and you are loved. Our God knew you and defined you FIRST. Who is anyone else to re-define you as anything other than the beautiful person He created you to be?
You are WORTH His LOVE!!
Oh if I had only recognized this sooner, but it’s never too late. Today is the first day of the rest of our lives . . .
Father, thank You for Your love. Thank You for reminding us that we are beautiful in Your eyes. Thank You Lord that we do not have to accept the lies of the enemy and of this world that we are anything other than the precious sons and daughters that You have created. Father, I pray that You will instill this truth in each of our hearts and give us the strength and the courage to step out into the purpose and plan that You have designed for each of us.
~We Love You Lord~
YOUR LOVED Daughter