And I was like, “Who?”
When someone said, “She’s got beautiful eyes.”
I’ve even had complete strangers walk up to me and tell me that my eyes are beautiful.
Sadly, I wasn’t able to own the compliment. Kinda like when you’re trying out a new outfit, they say you should “own it.” Well, I’ve been trying out this same face, body and hair for a little while now, and I’m still not “owning” it.
So I took a cruise through the bible to see if there were any suggestions on how to “own” it.
Did you know there are 148 references to the word beautiful in the bible (NLT)? Including a reference to a beautiful heifer. WOW! Of course, there had to be a reference to a cow.
Which makes me wonder just how I’ve come to define myself in terms of beautiful.
Is it based on Photoshoped TV ad models? Or some ideal girl that has everything I don’t?
It’s not too uncommon to hear other girls say… “I’m too fat. I’m too thin.” Or “I wish I had her eyes…her hair… her lips… or even her rear-end!”
Can you imagine what it would look if we got to pick and choose the body parts that we wanted? It would look kinda weird. And while we all wish we had it, the truth of the matter is we all do.
As a child of God, I was created by an infinite being who has a purpose for my life. He made everything unique on me for reason. My hair has the right amount of hairs, thickness and texture the way He chose it to be. That can be said for my shape, eyes, skin, everything.
So, it’s okay that I don’t own it because HE does. When the compliments come, I toss them back up to Jesus and thank HIM for how HE made me. And if my eyes sparkle a bit, I sure hope that’s Jesus shining through!
“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” (Psalms 139:14) NLT.