Being Me · Faith

Self-Acceptance

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My reflection tells me I’m getting older, more mature (not that 29 is that old:)) and I begin to wonder where has the time gone? Where did the little girl with frizzy hair and big glasses go and is she still inside me somewhere, influencing me in ways I don’t understand? As a young girl, I felt awkward and unsure, a little shy, a little rebellious, ย a little naive and a little jaded, all rolled up into a frizzy little package. As I got older, I began to see my place in this world I was in. Fraying the lines between the in-crowd and the rebels, the academics and the outcasts, finding friends along the way. We were the same but different…I was there, but I was invisible. Now as a wife, mother, Believer in the Messiah, I feel I know and accept myself, this woman I have become. I’m a little crazy (but in a good way!) I have spunk and grit and that makes me strong and capable but I am lost without my husband’s love and guidance. I love being cozy and comfortable, but I’m not afraid of dirt, sweat, or hard work. I’m a little quirky (mainly because I like Celtic music and I retain random information that’s pretty much useless unless I was trying to win Jeopardy…) but relatively normal in all other aspects of life. I stay in my cave (for those of you who have seen The Croods!) with my three little ninjas and bake cookies. ย My life is simple and uncomplicated and that’s the way I prefer it and I thank God and my husband for blessing me with it. It took me a long time to figure this out but I’m glad I can now say-Love and accept yourself and where you came from and what makes you…you. So, in the words of Bob and Larry- God made you special and He loves you very much!

 

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”-Ephesians 2:10

“For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.”-Psalm 139:13-14

 

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4 thoughts on “Self-Acceptance

  1. That is so good Brandi! I think if more of us would grasp that understanding in who we are in Messiah there would be a lot more happy souls.
    Thank you for sharing.

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