Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Looking for Validation

Deep inside every woman is a little girl who's not sure she measures up.

Is she pretty enough, smart enough, entertaining enough, skinny enough? Will men find her attractive? Will women want to call her friend?

Like little girls, we look to others to verify our worth. We're confused by varying opinions, frustrated by differing standards. Our human nature starts comparing and before long we're defeated.

Yesterday I was reminded to stop looking at myself and start looking at Jesus. It's the only way to gain freedom from myself. But as a little girl wishes for her daddy to call her beautiful, I desire His favor. How do I know if God likes what He sees? How do I know if I please Him? With so many imperfections, how do we ever make a perfect God smile?

I have no answers and perhaps there aren't any. Maybe the only thing we can do is sit in God's presence, soak in His Word and trust Him to make something beautiful of us.

What do you think?

Photo Credit: chicks57


MiPa said...

I think that it is so hard to sit in his presence and to trust his validation--but you are right that is where we need to be. Struggling with this today. Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

Something beautiful
Something good
All my confusion
He understood
All I had to offer Him
Was brokenness and strife
But He made something
Beautiful of my life

(I love that song!)

Thanks for your thoughts, Tami!

Gretchen Garrison

Tami Boesiger said...

Gretchen, so good to see your name here! I pray things are well with you and your family.