Most of my life I never felt good enough. I lived with a feeling of unworthiness, which in turn enabled me to seek my worth in the world and what it deemed as beautiful. I was always let down because the world left me feeling more unworthy. It wasn’t until I found the Lord where I discovered all the beautiful things He saw in me as His own daughter.
Perhaps you don’t feel worthy because the last relationship you had left you broken. Or you never quite felt good enough to others growing up. Maybe someone as close as a parent always told you that you were never good enough, no matter how hard you tried. Or the society you live in could be feeding you false ideas of beauty. Such things can pierce at the core of who we are and distort the image we have of ourselves.
But hear me when I say this: we don’t have to live with these words, perceptions, and lies we’ve believed about ourselves any longer. I’m so sorry for whatever you have been through, causing you to feel you are not worthy enough. We live in a fallen world (Romans 5:12) and people will hurt us. This life can damage us. But Our God, Our Creator can restore you, wherever you are reading this. He’s ready to tell you all the beautiful things He sees in you. And if you need the reminder, it is Him we will spend eternity with. Let’s value His word above anyone else’s. His thoughts above all. For He finds you oh so beautiful.
Here are 10 beautiful things God sees in you (even if you can’t see it yourself):
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1. You Are Enough
“…while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
There is nothing you can or can’t do, to not be enough in God’s eyes. For He knows your darkest sins and those habits you fall short of, yet He still sent His son to die for you. You are enough exactly as you are. Don’t let the lies that you are not enough stop you from spending time with the One who loves you and will never stop loving you, even as he knows of your sins.
You are enough exactly as you are.
Just as Jesus chose sinners, and chose those society didn’t accept, God wants you to know that God sees you as beautiful as you are enough in His eyes. He chose those who were not accepted by others, like tax collectors (Luke 2:12-13), the bleeding woman (Matthew 9:20), a murderer of Christians (Acts 22), the woman at the well who was married five times (John 4), no-name fishermen to be His select disciples (Matthew 4:19)…. just to name a few. And He is telling you too that you’re enough just as you are.
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2. You Are Chosen and My Special Possession
“…you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9)
God didn’t just create you; He chose you and sees you as His special possession. Let that sink in for a moment. You are chosen by Him to declare who He is to the world. To represent Him to those who don’t yet know him. What a privilege and what an honor that God chose us and values the role He gave us. He has set us apart and sees what we can do as His beautiful, chosen, and special possession.
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3. You Are Unique—One in a Million
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139: 13-16)
You were not just an afterthought. Oh sister, you were so much more than that. You were thought of even before you were born, as God uniquely crafted you to be only you. He made you in secret, in a place that He had to think of you and only you. When He was creating you, he had a plan for you and saw how beautiful you were going to be, and sees you as His very own. He is your personal Creator and what you may not see as beautiful, He sees as “His masterpiece” (Ephesians 2:10).
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4. What You See as a Weakness, I See as Your Purpose
“All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called, according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
We often look at our past or those weaknesses in our life as scars, not beauty. But God sees all your weaknesses as beautiful. In fact, He sees your scarred story as your beautiful purpose. It doesn’t matter how broken you are, how imperfect, or what you’ve done in your past. His purpose is to use all that you are. What you see as a mistake, He sees as an opportunity. What you see as pain, He sees as a purpose.
God sees your brokenness and weakness as your greatest testimony! And He will use every ounce of your life for His purpose. Just as He did for Abraham who was too old to have a child with His wife (Genesis 17:17), or Moses who had a speech impediment (Exodus 4:10), or Rahab who was a prostitute (Joshua 2). What these heroes in the Bible saw as weaknesses, God still used them for a purpose, and they had an influence on history.
What you see as a weakness in your life, God sees as your beautiful purpose and will use it for His good.
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5. You’re So Valuable, That You Are Worth Dying For
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
Maybe you’re not feeling valuable today. But God finds you more than valuable. He values you so much that He chose to send His son in Heaven down to earth in the form of man to die for us. It’s hard for us to give up possessions if we lose them or outgrow them, but to give up your own child for the entire world is a love that is indescribable.
Not only to give His son up, but to bring him to earth to be persecuted and brutally beaten and hung on a cross for all to see. He did this because He thinks your punishment is worth bearing so that you could live a life in eternity with Him. Talk about a love story. He sees your value, even if you don’t see it for yourself. Rest in the truth today, that you are loved and valuable enough for Him to send His very own son for you.
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Walk in the Truth of His Word, Not the Lies of the Enemy
It’s hard at times to see our own worth. To see our own beauty. The enemy would want nothing more than for us to live in a place of unworthiness. Unworthiness will keep us from sharing our story, revealing the brokenness God redeemed us from to others who are hurting. There is someone waiting to hear your story, and God is wants to use your story for His purpose. The enemy would love to whisper those lies that you are not beautiful and can’t be loved. Just as He did with Eve causing her to question whether God told her the whole truth (Genesis 3:1-7).
I encourage you today to walk in the truth of God’s word. Even if you don’t always see it or believe it, walk in it. Repeat it over your life and pray it over your heart. The enemy has one goal, and that is to “steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10). Don’t let him steal any more of your life and joy because of the lies he has been feeding you lately or perhaps your entire life. God came to set you free “so that we may have life and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)
Let’s walk in the truth of God’s word and walk in the fullness of all the beautiful things He sees in us, even if we can’t see it ourselves. For His word is the truth that conquers all. You are enough. You are unique and remarkably made. What you see as a weakness, He sees as your beautiful purpose which He will use for His glory. You are so unbelievably valuable that He sent His very own son to die for you so that you can spend eternity with Him. What a beautiful story of His love, and pursuit of His beautiful daughter. Let’s rest in these promises today.
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Originally published Wednesday, 22 September 2021.