Have you ever felt like you are the only person on the planet who gets nervous?
The only student at school who has embarrassing moments? The only girl in the history of woman to not have much confidence? Does it kind of seem like everyone does everything so effortlessly while you seem to just be stumbling through life? Yea, me either;)
For some reason "perfection" has become an acceptable standard in our everyday lives. In our grades, in our talents, in our creativity, even in our physical appearance (hair, skin, nails, body). While it is admirable to strive to be the very best we can be, "perfection" is an unattainable goal that will drive us more insane, the more we aspire to reach it.
It is perfectly ok to get nervous while talking to that cute guy and it's cool if you spill food on your clothes, or trip in the hall. A few blemishes on your face doesn't make you ugly, and no matter how curly or straight your hair is there is ALWAYS someone who wishes they had what you have. And you know what? It's not even that big of a deal if you rip a big one in front of class (okay, that's kind of mortifying, but you get the point).
No matter what we do - however silly, foolish, random, embarrassing it is, our Creator has the only opinion that should matter most to us. And His opinion is that we've already reached perfection in Jesus Christ.
Even when our peers sneer and laugh and we feel a little less than, we know we always have Gods stamp of approval.
The word of god says "We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ," (2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV).
You may be wondering, how on earth do you "take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ'?
It starts by feeding our minds truth.
Truth is, that no matter how you or anyone else makes you feel: You are Smart, you are beautiful, you are loved and you are worth it.
You don't have to have it all together to be loved, You don't have to be perfect to have confidence. The confidence you need to be the best you can be lies in christ alone. Feeding your heart and mind truth kills the lies and heart and mind that is obedient to christ knows it's worth/value.
This may not always FEEL or SEEM true, but it is.
So train your thoughts, tell Your self everyday that you are beautiful, loved and Worth it! Remember, You are his workmanship, created by the hands of god for good.(Ephesians2.10)
Ask God to show you what He sees in you. I can guarantee that the results are beyond "Perfection"!
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Ryen is a 21 year old girl who has a hand full of dreams and a heart full of God. (Yes, those are Toby Mac lyrics.) To read more from Ryen go to funfabsaved.blogspot.com"