A few years ago, I got to do something that had been on my Bucket List. My family and I went to the Grand Canyon while on a long tour out west.
I was so sure that my children would be as mesmerized and in awe of it as I knew I would be. And I WAS!
But one of my teenagers was NOT!
He complained, and complained, and wanted to leave the moment we arrived.
Boy, did that rain on my parade. I didn’t get to really take the time I wanted to inhale the experience. And what time we did spend there was overshadowed by his griping.
What was clashing was our very different perspectives. Mine was wonder of God’s creation and power; my son’s was boredom of caverns with dry dusty rocks.
The way we see ourselves and how God sees us is kind of like that trip. We look at ourselves and see the lumps and bumps and cellulite, and we think we just aren’t that exciting to our Father, ourselves, or our friends and family.
However, God looks at us ~ at what He has made ~ in awe and wonder, and says:
It is VERY good.”
Do you believe that? I sure don’t, if I’m being honest. Sadly, our society makes us think that we need to perform to be precious or valuable to God.
The teacher’s pet gets the privileges, right?
But God’s perspective is very different from ours.
It would be good to go deeper with this, to where our hearts might need a little (or a lot) of loving on…
Take some time to consider…
What are your thoughts about how God sees YOU?
Do you struggle with believing God sees you as a “Mighty warrior” in this battle of overweight and food issues?
I’d love to hear your thoughts about this in a comment.
It blesses my heart to know that how ever I view myself, God has a very different, a better view and perspective. Especially, if my view is negative.
Now, if only I could believe that in the battle!
Honestly I don’t see myself as beautiful. That’s why I don’t like clothes shopping for myself. I don’t doubt that God sees me as beautiful. I am sometimes also surprised that my husband loves me still even after giving birth to 6 children.
Hi Regina thank you for sharing your heart and being so vulnerable! I definitely think that we need God’s help to feel His perspective and not just know it. Renewing our minds with the right verses over and over and praying can certainly help us get there. I’m thankful too for a husband that loves me no matter my weight.
Thank you dear Kelly. What a beautiful world our Father’s created for us to enjoy all around the earth. And, thank you for this awesome post! (((Hugs from downunder))) xx
Kelly – this is such a great visual. I have had a terrible self image, but am working to turn this around and see myself the way God sees me.