Thursday, January 23, 2014

You Are Beautiful Just As You Are

" For we are God's masterpiece." (New Living Translation)

If beauty is in the eye of the Beholder, then you are beautiful just as you are.

 I know something in you shirks back when you read those words. That’s because you tend to focus on the parts you wish to change. To say you are beautiful “as is” seems to ignore your warts and shortcomings.  God sees those too, and yet He says you are beautiful.

Perfect? No.  Beautiful?  Yes.

This is because when God looks at you, He views you through  eyes of love. YOU ARE HIS CREATION. You are His masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for a purpose. He fashioned you with the gifts that fit perfectly with what He designed you to accomplish.

If you are a mother, you might have a glimpse of  how God sees you. When your child was born, you KNEW he or she was beautiful. Beautiful had nothing to do with their red wrinkles or cone-shaped head or cradle cap. It had everything to do with who they were -a special human being… a  part of you and your family.

 Same with God.

You are beautiful because you are made in His image. Your uniqueness fills a space no one past, present, or future can ever fill. You are one of a kind, and God looks at you with delight and approval. It has nothing to do with what you look like or even how you behave, it has everything to do with who you are. Your being is beautiful because it is a testament to God’s creativity, His marvelous mind and power. It’s true, God don’t make no junk! 

So sing, Dear Princess, because you are loved. Dance because you have value. Laugh because you are a designer original. Rejoice and shine for you are beautiful just as you are. 


  1. ah, what a breath of fresh air this post is........I am beautiful in His eyes and He has made me in His image.........We need to rest in that reminder.

  2. It gets me through a lot when I remember this.