Today on Heart to Heart with Holley author and blogger, Holley Gerth, wrote on this same topic (Holley’s blog). Her words captured my eyes and drew me in closer and closer to see exactly what she was going to share. You see Holley started with those labels we all check on items we purchase, and I couldn’t quite understand where she was headed.
Then, as Holley always does, her writing explodes and there it is! Holley was talking about how wonderfully God had made each of us. I have a hard time remembering sometimes that God made me, especially when I examine in great detail the flaws that I see or that others kindly, or not so kindly, point out to me. But He did wonderfully make me, flaws and all! The joyous part of this story is that He loves me, flaws and all. Isn’t that just the greatest? Flaws and all doesn’t deny me the right to consider myself wonderfully made by my Heavenly Father.
I cannot for one minute improve on the quote from Max Lucado or the words Holley quotes from her book, God’s Heart for You: Embracing Your True Worth as a Woman. But what I can share with you is that part of my life story deals with a time when I felt no worth at all, beginning early in my childhood. All self esteem was stripped away, and I grew up believing I had done everything wrong. Worthless! No good! Ungrateful! These are just some of the words that resounded in my ears and memories. Yet I had been learning about God at church and in Sunday School, and finally He made progress teaching me that I was worth a lot to H im, that I was a good girl and later a good woman, and that He knew gratitude lived within me, and much, much more! Such freedom is unbelievable wheny you’ve felt imprisoned by invisible scars of emotional and verbal abuse.
If you ever doubt, if you ever forget, think on these words and remember you are wonderfully made!
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