I knew you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart for Me before you were born. Jeremiah 1:5 I wish I were fairer! I wish I were as slim as my friend! I wish I were more attractive…and the ranting goes on and on. There is no end to our wishing. You were made by God and for God to fulfill a grand purpose that you alone can fulfill. So stop looking at others. When God knit you together in your mother’s womb, He put in you talents, gifts and beauty that you yourself may not be able see right now. As you walk close to God and read His word and fellowship with Him , He will nurture you and help you grow to your full potential and you will bloom where you are planted. All your gifts and talents will come bursting forth and you’ll know without a doubt it was the Lord and Him alone who worked in and through you. His plan for your life is better than any plan you can make for yourself. So, the next time you look at yourself remember you are fearfully and wonderfully made, by the Creator Himself.
My tattoo says مختلف (mukhtalif) meaning “Different”.
My mom always told me “it’s ok to be different and always be yourself, there’s nothing wrong with being YOU.”
People may hate you for being different and not living by society’s standards but within themselves they wish they had the courage to do the same. Just live your life how you wanna live it and don’t change for nobody.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Sowing the Word (1868). Daniel Huntington (American, 1816-1906). Oil on linen. New-York Historical Society.
This work, executed in grand-manner fashion, depicts a scholar teaching the Bible, presumably, to two young women who appear to represent temporal and spiritual beauty. The richly adorned and distracted woman at the left recalls similar figures in the work of Rubens, while the more modest and attentive central figure resembles women depicted by the English pre-Raphaelite artists.
BE YOUR OWN MAN “Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Each person must be responsible for himself.” Galatians 6:4,5 New Century Version
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him. Psalm 62:5 Very often we are in circumstances where we feel that our only hope - is in God. All our strength fails; all our resources are exhausted; people cannot help us anymore; our own efforts seem to be vain; our plans are frustrated, and we are shut up to the conclusion that God alone can help us. How often is this felt by a parent in regard to their children? All our efforts seem to be vain; all that we say is powerless; our hopes are disappointed; our very prayers seem not to be heard; and we are made to feel that our only hope is in God - a sovereign God - and that the whole case must be left in His hands. This state of mind, when it is fully reached, is often all that is needful in order that our desires may be granted. It is often when we reach this point of total dependency our prayer is answered.