Face Off…

IMG_4116.PNGI gotta love my first thoughts in the morning. This morning I thought of the movie “Face Off” with Travolta and Cage. Man I loved that movie! It got me thinking though. How we sometimes think changing our outer appearance will solve all our problems. If we lose this amount of weight (I’m not talking about getting healthy that’s different), if we fix our smile with braces and whitening, get a face lift or do something else for our aging issues, get a brand new wardrobe, change our hair (though I admit this girl loves hair day), and more. If we could just like ourselves more physically speaking then we could be happier. But that’s not all together true.
Until we are comfortable with who we are on the inside those outside changes will only be a quick fix at best. Until we are good with who we are, how we treat others, our past, no outside change will make us feel better. At least not long term. I have had to do a major inside makeover. And it’s tough but so worth it. When you can finally let go of all that’s been holding you back from loving yourself, from loving others, you shine brighter than any makeover could ever help you do. Because that shine comes from within. Then you are ready to take on the day, your life, no matter what it holds because you know you can and are worthy.
That’s what God wants for you and for me. He wants us to truly love ourselves just as he created us. Now I’m not saying don’t change your hair or other beauty regiments, those aren’t all together bad. I’m simply saying to start with your inside view of yourself first. Are you holding onto hate, resentment, regret, bitterness, anything toxic that keeps you from loving yourself fully or others? That stuff we need to deal with first. It then becomes much easier to make other changes like getting healthier and loving how we feel. After that a new hair do or wardrobe is just icing on a very happy healthy beautiful you.
So let’s take a look at ourselves and see where we need to stop hating ourselves, and start loving ourselves instead. Psalm 139:14 tells us, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Let’s praise God for who we are today and admire who He created us to be. Both inside and out. ❤

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