Do you worry about what you will eat or wear? Do you worry that you are not pretty enough, thin enough, or tall enough? Do you worry that you are too fat or too short or too old or too young?
Look at the fields of flowers. They do not toil or spin. They do not compare themselves to taller or shorter flowers. They grow where they are planted and bring glory to God. What about you? It’s tempting to be jealous of those who are more like we want to be. It’s easy to make excuses or complain when things don’t go the way we plan.
Friend, I have great news for you. God made you the way you are–green eyes or blue, brown skin or white, short or tall, blonde hair or dark. How sad it must make God feel when we are not happy with how we look. Like the flowers of the fields, we can bloom where we’re planted and become who God created us to be.
THINK ABOUT IT
When I feel like I’m not perfect, I find comfort in God’s word. Check this out: “Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Let all creation rejoice before the Lord” (Psalms 96:11-13).
God created you for a special purpose. He loves you the way you are. Grow in to the person He sees you becoming.
PRAY ABOUT IT
Thank you, Holy Father, for loving us the way we are. Help us to become the people you created us to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.