ACCEPTANCE: It is in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.
Ephesians 1:11 King James Version (KJV)11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
There are things about ourselves and others that we struggle to accept. God chose you because He loves you for who you are. Just as He made allowances for your faults, He expects you to make allowances for the faults of others.
We all have flaws, but even though we know this, it is hard to get past the flaws we see in ourselves. Society and social media doesn’t help with this either.
For someone to truly live up to the “ideals” we see in the media, he/she would have to be obscenely rich, have access to the best plastic surgeons in the world, and be willing to sell his/her very soul to achieve “perfection.”
Here’s the saddest truth of all: there are plenty of people in the world right now with the money to do just that, and guess what, they are some of the most unhappy people alive.
The truth is that God doesn’t make mistakes. He created you and loves you for who you are right now. Next time you have a chance, look in a mirror and study the person looking back at you.
Remember that "YOU" are so amazing in God’s eyes that He was willing to sacrifice His only Son to brutal torture and death for your salvation.
In God's eyes, you are the WHO and WHAT and WHY of his plan for us! God sees you as amazing and always accepted!!!
Let’s look at a few more things the Bible says about how God sees you:
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” – Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalms 139:14 (NIV)
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16 (NLT)