Monday, June 28, 2010

Loving Yourself

There’s no such thing as perfect people
There’s no such as the perfect life
So come as you are
Broken and scarred
Lift up your hands…be amazed, be changed by a perfect God

-Lyrics to Perfect People by Natalie Grant

We’re all flawed in some way.
I thought it would be therapeutic to make an "I am Not"… list

I am not brief
I am not sloppy
I am not a size 0
I am not always right
I am not a blonde
I am not a fabulous cook
I am not society’s definition of normal
I am not a conformer
I am not hard to please

I guess you think I’ve gone crazy with a list like this, huh? Nope, hang with me.

I am….a part of God’s family
I am….loved
I am…beautiful
I am….detailed
I am…creative
I am…outspoken at times
I am…someone who likes to be busy
I am…compassionate
I am…content
I am…an observer
I am…. a rule follower

I am…a daughter
I am…a friend
I am….a listener
I am…a learner

I am me. I may not always have the “perfect hair”. Who cares? The media feeds us their definition of perfect anyway. I don’t always think before I speak. I may talk a little too fast. One thing that can’t be said about me though is that I loved too much. When you realize what you’re not, you can fully embrace what you are.

It has been a journey for me to love myself. It's a continual process, really. We all have crazy days, but it's important to remember we are accepted in the Beloved. When I'm having a bad day, I remind myself how far God has brought me.

What are some things you love about yourself?

P.S. There were no questions, so that's why I didn't post on Thursday.


BK said...

I love Natalie Grant!!

tam7777 said...

We have got so much to thank him for. I thank him for paying the price so I could walk free of everything that has held me back.