Halfway through my day, I caught a glimpse of myself. It was a no-makeup, classic-mom-hair bun, sweats, and t-shirt kind of day. I had one thought: Wow, you are not looking so pretty. You can imagine where my thoughts wandered from there. I needed to start conquering my self-esteem issues, or they could easily derail my day.
I wonder if you’ve also let those thoughts overwhelm your day and define you. Have you walked away from that mirror feeling like a failure while looking like a disaster? What labels do you wear and believe? How do you define yourself?
I recently read a quote saying, “Whatever you believe on the inside will manifest on the outside.” In that case, it’s time you become a masterpiece.
A masterpiece has been described as a work done with extraordinary skill, especially an artistic achievement. As a matter of fact, when defining the word masterpiece, I found words like “skilled,” “imaginative,” “intellectual,” and “sculptor” used to describe the creator of the masterpiece.
What we know about our skilled, imaginative, intellectual sculptor, God, is that we were created in His image. (Genesis 1:27) His work is always wonderful. When we criticize ourselves, we are criticizing His work. Ouch.
He made you unique—fearfully and wonderfully. We are not average or ordinary. We are His handiwork, His workmanship, and His masterpiece. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV
And on that note, let’s adjust our messy mom buns. We’ve got some world changing to do.