Ever feel like this?
To be the wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend I need to be. The list goes on and on. As a woman, it seems a natural tendency to compare ourselves against others. To wish to be as pretty, funny, organized, together, or successful as someone else.
This morning, for some reason, I was feeling very less than. As if all my shortcomings just came flooding across my mind. A movie of negativity. Over and over I replayed things I did or didn't do and everywhere I fell short.
I'm pushing 40. My weight has never been where I wanted it to be. I've started over in a career. These facts make it very easy to focus on my weaknesses and where I am not enough.
And then God whispered...
Your value doesn't come from numbers.
My value doesn't come from numbers. Yes, I repeated this to myself over and again.
My value comes from the One who created me, who knew me before I was formed, and says I'm more precious than rubies. And that is where your value comes from too...
You are not a number.
You are beautiful.
And more than enough.