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I’m Starting To Like Me

On this spiritual journey, as I’m discovering my purpose and learning more about myself, I think I’m starting to like me. I like that I am different. I’m embracing my uniqueness. Psalm 139:14″ I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Yes, God! I receive that! I am fearfully and wonderfully made inside and out. My God did not make any mistakes when he made me. He knew exactly what he was doing. I am a deep thinker and that’s ok. Sometimes I over-think and that’s alright. It just means that I think things through instead of making snap decisions and when my deep thoughts try to lead me into darkness, I just simply ask my daddy to redirect my thoughts and he does just that. I think I’m starting to like me. God has given me special gifts. That doesn’t make me strange or weird. I’m honored that he chose me to be a vessel. I’m honored that he chose me to be a light in dark places. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 reminds me that there are diversities of gifts, but the same spirit…and but one and the same spirit works all these things distributing to each one individually as he wills. I finally realize that everyone is different. Our gifts are different. Our thoughts are different. Our lives are different and that’s kind of amazing. It’s super amazing actually and makes the world so interesting. I think I’m starting to like me. I’ve been hurt, broken, betrayed, rejected and abandoned. I’ve loss a lot of people I really love. Some God called home to be with him and others just walked away. I’ve experienced the pain of having my heart broken into a million pieces. The pain has left an imprint that some would call scars but I just look at them as beauty marks. Isaiah 61:3 reminds me that God will bestow upon me a crown of beauty instead ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of the spirit of despair. That’s good news, Right?! I think I’m really starting to like me. Learning to love yourself internally and externally is the greatest gift of all. I don’t have to try and fit in to be accepted. I don’t have to imitate anyone else. I like being me and because of that I am now open to receive God’s unconditional love for me. I know he really loves me and I am able to show myself that same kind of love. I now embrace me. I accept me. I nuzzle the gifts that God has given me and I use them for his glory and to edify his kingdom. I now realize that it’s bigger than me. I think I’m really starting to like me!!! Ephesians 2:10 ” We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do his works

 

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