Updated: Apr 21, 2021
1.in a manner that does not acknowledge or express regret.
Someone calls you imperfect in some way, possibly someone you care about. Maybe they tell you that they don’t like the way you dress or the way your hair looks, or how they think that you are ‘fat’. Maybe they don’t just attack your looks, maybe they attack who you are as a person on the inside. Then they tell you these things over and over again, and you start to question yourself because you start Soon, you start apologizing to your friends for being something you were made to be. You start to apologize to you friends, calling yourself stupid.
“Sorry, this is stupid..”
“I’m sorry I’m so stupid…”
“Sorry that I didn’t respond right away…”
“I am sorry that I look like a mess…”
But why? Why do we apologize for who we are and look for the approval of everyone around us, instead of looking to God for the approval for our actions? We already know that God made in His image to be perfect. So why are we looking for approval of perfection?
In 1 Timothy 4:4, it says “For everything God has created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.” NIV. Everything God has created is good. We are made perfect by God, so why are we calling His creating not perfect? Why do we pick ourselves apart when the smallest thing down to the hair on our head was created perfect in His eyes. Put a lens on when you think, or look at yourself, look and think like God would. Ephesians 2:10 says that we are Gods handiwork, created perfectly all the way down to the tiny hair on our head. Those words; Created perfect.
In this day and age where outward beauty is so huge and looked at, we need to remember that true beauty comes from within, only your inner beauty is what matters. We are created perfect from the inside out, so focus on keeping your inner beauty, beautiful. Not only does God make us perfect from the outside, he also makes us perfect on the inside. We are all created beautifully perfect.
You are made different than everyone else for a reason. Humans are not meant to be robots, created and act the same all of the time. We are all created to be different from one another. All having different strengths and ready to unite together and form the body of God.
So just be you. For me, being unapologetically you means to have a good heart, and never apologize who you are to anyone because you are created perfect.
This week I challenge you to stop apologizing to other people for being who you are. You are made perfect in His eyes. Be you for you, and not for anyone else.
➳ Journal Prompt: What are 5 ways that you find yourself to be perfect? And how will you change your mindset this week to be more unapologetic?
➳ Prayer: Ask God to heal your heart and mind to see yourself through the lens that He sees you.
➳ Bible Verses: Timothy 4:4, Ephesians 2:10, Psalm 149:14-16, 1 Peter 3:3-4
Grit. Grace. Gratitude.