At What Point?

At what point did we decide that appearance counts more than personality?
At what point did we decide that we were mistakes?

This question has been on my heart a lot lately. And it's something I've been struggling with for the past few weeks. I talk about this a lot, I know, but I think it's important. I'm gonna be brutally honest, sometimes it feels like the weight of my insecurities is crushing me, I look in the mirror and see a list of imperfections and that sucks.

I'm coming to the point where I'm being reminded that my appearance really, really isn't the most important thing about me, it's not the thing that I've turned it into. I'm a beautiful creation, lovingly formed, but God didn't stop at building me a body. I have a unique personality, I have dreams, hopes, strengths and, yes, weaknesses, but He is strong in my weakness and I'm learning to give Him control.

1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lords does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."

God is bigger than my insecurities, God is bigger than my joys.

You guys, you are loved so much. An eternal, unconditional love that nothing can come between.
You are beautiful, irreplaceable, important and you are more than enough.


Kate said...

I absolutely love this post Kimmy, it's beautifully written. And you're so right, personality is so much more important. Hope you're having a good summer! x

TJ Marshall said...

This is such a lovely post Kimmy! Your writing is marvellous!! I just stumbled across your blog as I have set up my own blog - what you have said is so true!!

Speak soon TJ xx

Jana Gilmore said...

"God is bigger than my insecurities, God is bigger than my joys."

Amen, sister. I know how hard it can be to remember that truth-culture puts so much value in physical appearance and accomplishments.

You are such a beautiful person-inside and out.

Kimmy said...

Thanks Kate! It's just something I've been thinking about a lot lately. Thank you I am, I hope you are too! :)

Hey TJ! Thank you! I've checked out your blog and it's great! I like the post about results day! :)

Thanks Jana, yeah exactly, in a world where everything is screaming at you to fulfill their image of 'perfect' it's hard to remember they're wrong. Thank you!! You are incredibly lovely :)

Kimmy x