Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Looking Beyond This Earthly Suit

I look in the mirror and instead of admiring the good qualities God has given me, my eyes gravitate to the "ew" zones, the glaring flaws I'm sure all are noticing and commenting about behind my back, the places I wish I could take a do over.

Every woman I know does it. Both of my beautiful daughters, only seventeen and twelve are familiar with the angst. Sigh. What is the matter with us?

“It’s important we don’t get so caught up in our earthly suit that we miss our eternal heritage.”

Wayne Corderio

Are we stuck in our earthly suits? Have we gotten bogged down in the temporary instead of focused on the eternal? How do we shock ourselves back into princess mode, acting as daughters of the Most High God?

We focus on what is true. My thighs may pack more cellulite than mashed potatoes do lumps, but my legs are strong and better than they used to be. My face carries more wrinkles, but they reveal a life of laughter. I may have bony, old lady hands, but they've been used well, bringing loved ones close, helping me complete tasks both here and for eternity.

What is true?

The King is enthralled with your beauty.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.

This is not all there is.

The best is yet to come.

What lies beyond this earthly suit? Something way better than the reflection in our mirrors. It's time we lived like we believed it.

So hold your head up high, friend. You are a cherished child of the King. You ain't seen nothing yet.

Join our host Karen at In Love W.I.T.H. Jesus for more ideas about this quote.


Loni said...

So loved your encouraging words through your post. So many women need to know how much God loves us unconditionally. Thank you for sharing!

Miriam Pauline said...

Beautiful words. Needed encouragement. Thank you.

Karen said...

We do get too wrapped up in our earthly suit don't we that we miss out on a lot of things. We need to take our eyes and train them to focus in on the beauty that counts. The beauty that God puts within us. I have the same kind of thighs you have according to your description but that doesn't need to be the center of my attention, we have more important things to ponder like our spiritual heritage. Thanks for sharing today I really enjoyed it.

D.J. Hughes said...

Oh, I love this. It's just so painfully true. We do get so caught up in all the ways our "earthly suit" doesn't fit quite as well as it used to. Great words here, as always.

Merry Christmas to you!