Once upon a time the human body was a work of art…now a days, it’s an ongoing work in progress. It’s been like this for a while and there are plenty every day products that contribute to this—cover up/make up (to conceal “imperfections”, panty hose, shape wear, hair dye to cover greys, etc. I’m not saying that these are bad products, but the subliminal messages that they send us are! We’ve all used them without thinking twice about it—myself as well and it wasn’t until a few days ago when I realized all this.
If you follow my blog you know that it was a recent revelation that I had in regards to my worth. I didn’t think about how much I devalued myself, for so long, and to such deep extent! These products (and many others just added to this!). My mindset was that I wasn’t worth it. Think about…I couldn’t take compliments from people even if from the outside (to everyone else) I was obviously deserving of it. I would reward myself with anything; I thought bad things happen because I deserve it and most of what I focused on was the bad therefore why would I see that I deserved anything good?!? I had crappy relationships because I didn’t deserve a good one. We are guilty of it even with food—did I work out enough to deserve this truffle? Was I lazy so I deserve a boring, minimal, or no meal at all? Even with workouts….I’ll get a loss on the scale if I deserve it. No, you’ll get a loss on the scale for scientific purposes (less calories in and more calories out) not because you deserve it (or not)! I could spend a whole blog on this but who wants to read that—depressing?!
My point tonight is that we deserve better! Why are we hiding who we really are from the world? Why are we hiding who we really are from ourselves—if we don’t want to hang out with us, why would anyone else? You are the most important person in that equation anyways—your OWN opinion counts more than anyone else’s!
I’m writing about this because I hope someone who feels the same way I once did can have their “aha” moment sooner than I did. No one should have to go through life thinking that they aren’t worthy. You are here, on this earth, living a life that was a gift to you, reading this blog (your ability to do so reflects so many blessings), you have something that none of us have….so know that you deserve what you want in life—whether that’s a promotion at work, a new outfit, a compliment, a baby, etc….YOU DESERVE THE BEST IN YOUR LIFE, ACCEPT IT, AND SHOW YOUR GRATITUDE FOR IT!
“To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did” When God takes something from your grasp. He’s not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence. “The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.”