Instead of trying to "fix" yourself, fix your gaze on Me, the Lover of your soul. Remember that I see you clothed in righteousness, radiant in My perfect Love. -Jesus Calling, Sarah Young
I needed to hear that, needed to be reminded. How often do I gaze into that mirror and retreat with a heavy heart... feeling unworthy of goodness? Too often. And only when I know I have lost a pound or two do the feelings of beauty sneak in... slightly tugging at the mask of ugly. The mask I choose to see myself through, never thinking that it might block my line of sight to Jesus... Lover of my soul. Who am I to cover His radiance with my own feelings of inadequacy? I am nothing... not without Him. And still, He loves me. Perfectly. I guess I see the world through rose-colored glasses... perhaps all the world but me. But Jesus... He sees us all through grace-colored glasses... even me.
edit:: almost a year later and this still speaks to my heart. honestly, i still need to hear it. so today i am linking up with richella for her new series grace imparted. oh my, don't we all need a bit of grace? okay. i need a boatload.