God made us specifically, designed us uniquely and wanted us purposefully. This is truth no matter who you are. When you are genuine, real as designed, you honor Him and celebrate His great work. When you live a lie– want to be or look differently, are dissatisfied with features, focus on negatives, find fault with yourself, compare yourselves to others, have to keep changing things on you– it dishonors God and shows disdain for His great work.
The genuine you is precious, beautiful and a masterpiece just as God made you. He is really good at creating and is purposeful and good and loving. Trust His reasons. Honor Him with appreciation for His work as it is. Appreciate His workmanship in others too just as they are when they are genuine. 😃❤️
When I need to lose weight, I ask a healthy person for advise. When I need help with my car, I will ask a mechnic. When I need help with menopause, I ask older women who went through it for advice. You go to the source.
Likewise, if we need the truth, we go to the Bible. I was going to share aspects of my strongest spiritual gift with you, that of faith, but I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to point you to Scripture instead. Sometimes plans have to change.
He rews 11 in the Bible is considered the “faith chapter”. It is especially important now to study faith and ask God to build it up. Faith, according to Hebrews 11 and the rest of the Bible is humble obedience in God as you trust Him with your life. Faith is trust in action. We prove our trust in God by living out our faith. And the importance of this cannot be overstated because we are made right with God by faith in Him and His Son. It is the only way.❤
I was born with a rather fearless nature and my faith has grown with God’s help to a fearless one. It is my favorite gift God endowed me with (faith). He endows everyone with a spiritual gift, sometimes more than one that you can seek out through various spiritual gift quizzes online- make sure it is Bible-based or you will get some weird stuff. Lol.
Seems to me fear has been winning a lot lately over truth. They are opposites, you know. Truth produces freedom but fear binds. Truth drives progress but fear regresses. Truth yields joy and peace but fear suffocates. Truth is hope but fear is hopeless. Truth saves lives but fear destroys. Truth loves but fear hates. Truth is good but fear is lies and evil.
So here is the thing. We have a choice whether to live and be truth or die and be fear. It is our choice. If we follow God, we cannot choose fear for it is against everything He is. If we want to live, we have to choose truth.❤
Psalm 91: 4. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.