I shared these thoughts on my Instagram but I believe they need to be shared here as well. These words are important and I really, really need you to hear my heart behind them and to hear them, really hear them! Here’s the thing though, I need to see someone’s face when I’m talking to them; it drives my family and friends crazy! I just can’t have a thorough conversation unless I hear your words AND see your face; it’s just me.
Since I can’t see your face, I can only wish I was sitting across the table or in the corner of a comfy couch or chair sipping an iced coffee with heavy cream, vanilla, and caramel as I share these words with you. What would you be drinking by the way? I’d probably grab a straw and ask for a sip! And then I’d get distracted asking you your favorite flavors and why you drink what you drink…
Ok, back on track, lean in and listen close.
It’s ok to be you!
Seriously and legit let me say it louder for the girls who thought I wasn’t talking to them.
It’s so ok to be you that it’s not even funny or worth trying to be someone else.
If we were face to face right now I’d start seeing your, “Well…But…If…It’s just…” cloud your face. I might see tears start to form and your bottom lip quiver. You’d probably look away, tuck a stray piece of hair behind your ear and take a sip of whatever it is you’re drinking.
About now you’d answer, “I know…” but your voice would trail off either because you know, ‘ , or because you have no idea who you are. And here’s the part where you would try to start talking about me and how I’ve started coming into my own self. Or, you might just go for, change the subject completely! Oh, I know, maybe a well-timed bathroom break!!
Listen to me good, God wants you to find yourself girl!
You will be a better (fill in the blank) when you do! You’ll be healthier, happier, and yes even holier when you embrace your God-given beauty: spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally. Your people will be better and more loved. Ready for this truth bomb? Your bright, strong, shining light will encourage them to shine bright!
I threw that last part in because sometimes we won’t do something to encourage ourselves but we’ll do something to encourage someone else…sneaky huh?
Let me share some Scriptures to help you get started on this wonderful, adventurous self-searching mission:
You are created in the image & likeness of God +Genesis 1:27
You are God’s masterpiece
You are chosen & dearly loved by God
For more truth hit this link to download your free printable, “How Does God Feel About Me.” I have this hanging in my kid’s bathroom. I had it blown up poster size at my local office supply store and framed it.
In other kinda-sorta related, finding myself news, I went to pump class this morning, then took a short, solo, road trip and bought a set of vintage pillowcases I’m going to slip over the ugly throw pillows that came with my couch and I bought these red crochet earrings.
She puts on strength & honor as if they were her clothes. She can laugh at the days that are coming.