Friday, April 8, 2011

Insecurities: Leave them on the Cross!

Girls are full of insecurities. That's just the way we are. We're self-consious about our looks, our bodies, our performances...the list could go on. We think we're overweight, so we starve ourselves and end up as an unhealthy bag of bones, depressed and confused. We think we're not beautiful, so we pile on the make-up and straighten our hair and get plastic surgeries until we {think} we look acceptable.

This isn't at all how God intended for we, His beloved daughters, to be.

...Do you remember, way back in Genesis, when Adam was lonely? God, in His loving kindness, provided Eve to be the perfect partner Adam was in need of. With great awe and wonder, the Man exclaimed,

"This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."
 {Genesis 2:23}

..Or, in other words: :)

"Oh. My. Goodness. She's...gorgeous! I can't believe it..."

What do you think Eve looked like? She may have been very beautiful. In fact, I am certain she was very beautiful, because she was God's perfect creation. But, she may have not been considered "gorgeous" by today's standards. Who knows? Nevertheless, Adam thought she was wonderful, and so did her Maker. And if God thinks something is "very good," then you better believe it is! ;)

What does that say about us? Well, we, too, are made in the image of God. Of course, sin entering the world has made it possible for us to become unhealthy and sick, so it is our job to take care of the "Temple" the LORD has entrusted us with as best we can. Still, through Christ's work on the cross, we are seen as flawless beings. Straight hair, curly hair, large nose, small nose...we are equal beauties in His sight. And through Christ's work on the cross, our insecurities don't have to be a burden anymore.

What are your insecurities? Your face? Your hair? Your voice? Stop fretting about them and leave the thing that plagues you, because it's not perfect, on the cross. Chances are it's flawless in God's sight! :)


  1. love the verse and your paraphrase of it!



  2. Something very important I have learned is this:

    Often people aren't looking at your 'bad' (if you want to call them that) attributes, but at their own!

    And we always think ourselves worse then we are. Really, I have a problem with exaggeration of looks.

  3. Thanks for this!

  4. Wow, Lu! You have such a gift of writing! Thank you for sharing your thoughts here - it is SO true, everything you said. Thank you for reminding us to be content with how God has made us. You state things so clearly and lovingly!
    Love you,
    ~Dani, Amanda and Emily

  5. Yes, we are already perfect, we aren't just satisfied..because there is always someone better-looking than us. nice post!


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