Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Have you ever wondered?

Have you ever wondered if  you are loved? Have you ever wondered if you are beautiful? Have you ever wondered if you are doing enough for those around you?

Well, I have.  ALL. THE. TIME.  I think as ladies, we all want to be called beautiful.  We all want to be loved. We all want to know that we are doing a good job being wife, mom, and whatever else goes along with those things.  But it's hard.

Sometimes we just need to hear that we are beautiful. Not from the world.  Who really cares what the world thinks? But from the people who mean something to us.  From our husbands. From our kids. From our friends....ok, maybe not really from our friends so much as from our husband and kids. I want to know that I'm doing good. I want to know that I matter. I want to know that I'm not a failure. I want to know that despite my best efforts that IT IS ENOUGH.

But what does God say about that?  Am I doing enough?  Outside of Christ, I can never do enough. Outside of Jesus, I'm a failure. But with God, I am beautiful.  In God's eyes, I am a princess. I am His child.  I am beautiful.  INSIDE.  I am trying my hardest to be obedient to Him and His calling.  Do I fail miserably?  In my eyes and the worlds eyes, yes I probably do.  But in God's eyes I am being obedient. I am doing what HE called me to do. Yes, I can do better, but He's not finished with me yet.

I know I can do more.  I know that I am in this constant feeling of "I need to do more" but I don't think that's what God wants. He wants to me to also find rest in HIS arms.  To know that I cannot do it all and that it is okay to say "no" sometimes.

We are instructed in 1 Peter 3:4-6  "but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.  For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,  as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening."

I'm to be holy.  I'm to let the adorning be a gentle and quiet spirit. Now before you say "no way could she be quiet" it doesn't say I'm to be quiet but I'm to have a gentle spirit.  Don't be harsh.  Temper my words with love and gentleness.  Show other's God's love.  That's the most important thing I can do.

So what can I do today to touch someone's life?  What kindness can I show?  How can I be beautiful in God's eyes? Men may fail but with God all things are possible.  I am to keep my eyes on HIM and keep my heart pure.