Did you know that you are an artwork sculpted by the greatest artist? If you don’t see yourself as art then, what is your definition of art? A drawing? A song? A book? A poem? I don’t dispute that those are art but come on, have you looked at yourself in the mirror? Which art is as real as you?
In this generation of social media, low self-esteem is the order of the day. Comparing ourselves to other people is a thing now. We look at someone’s page on Instagram and wonder, why am I not as good looking as she is? Why am I not as tall as he is? Why am I too dark skinned? I’ve been down that road. There were times I felt like I was the only one not beautiful in the world. Sometimes I even felt like God was so mean for creating me the way I am. I’ll be like God, what did I ever do wrong? Writing this now makes me realise how dumb I’ve been.
Comparing yourself to others is an insult to God. It’s like telling him he did a bad job with your creation. God wasn’t drunk neither was he half awake when he was creating you. Don’t you know you are made in his image. If you’re made in his image that means you look like God. He didn’t make animals in his own image. He made us, humans in his own image. Isn’t that a great privilege?
Whether you’re tall, short, light or dark skinned, learn to appreciate yourself the way you are. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, God’s masterpiece. It breaks his heart when you think less of yourself and compare yourself to other people. It makes him look like a partial God which he isn’t. He loves us all equally and created us in the form he knows is best for us. Therefore, it’s time to rock that body God put you in.
It’s OK to admire people but, don’t compare yourself to them.
Wishing you a happy and fulfilled September.