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?
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