Accepting the Flaws

Colossians 1:22
Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.

Wow, when God tries to rearrange our lives what is the first thing that sticks out like a sore thumb?  Our flaws.  Every single one of our insecurities come to the surface and we have to decide if we are going to run a hundred miles in the opposite direction or stand in awe of God as He makes the corrections in our lives.  So many times we stop at the seeing the flaws, shrug our shoulders and give up when all God wants to do is heal us from the pain and redirect and rearrange our paths.

Why do we find it so hard to give it all to God and allow Him to complete a good work in our hearts, minds and souls?  What the heck are we hanging on to?  Pain? Grief? Unbelief?  Self-doubt?  Unworthiness?  Self-Pity?  Immorality? Fear?  Judgement? I could list a hundred different things and we all could fit it in somewhere in our lives.  Don’t we believe that our God is bigger than all of these tiny little things which hinder us from freely loving a God who is our Father?

How many times do we look in the mirror and we see every single flaw there is and we start speaking death over our own selves?  This is exactly where Satan desires us to reside.  Why?  It hinders our ability to move forward in the things of God.  How many times a day do we say that we are not good enough at something or I can’t do this or that or I am not deserving?  I challenge each of us to take a count tomorrow of how many negative, broken things we say to ourselves in one days time.  I am tired of God’s people not claiming who they are in Christ.

We are holy and blameless before the throne of God and we need to start claiming this royalty for our lives.  We are children of the Most High God and we are worthy.  We are accepted.  We are loved.  We are beautiful.  We are able.  We are wanted.  I really don’t understand why my heart aches for this, but God had recently shown me to surrender and in this surrender I have learned to let go.  Insecurities are just these bubbles that float around our head in need of popping.  It is time to start popping them one by one until we can clearly see who we are in Christ.

There is no going back for this chick.  I have moved on and I am moving forward as God leads me.  No longer will I look in the mirror and see my flaws for I am fearfully and wonderfully made and this my friends comes straight from God.  If God accepts me with all of my flaws, then so should I because before I can love anyone else, I need to love myself…..my whole self, no just the parts I like the most.  I pray each of you begin to see yourselves as holy and blameless and begin to accept what God is trying to speak into your life:

You ARE holy.  You ARE blameless.  You ARE worthy.  You ARE wanted.  You ARE loved.  You ARE His child.  You ARE pure.  You ARE lovely.  You ARE beautiful.  You ARE desired.  You ARE provided for.  You ARE His Beloved Daughter.  You ARE His Beloved Son.

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