“Why am I not more like her?” You’ve thought it before haven’t you? She is beautiful and poised and confident. Everybody loves her. If only you could be like that.
And then you step in front of a mirror and you see your mousey brown hair or your face full of freckles or your body shape that has always left you feeling insecure and your initial thoughts are reinforced. ‘God obviously has big plans for the one who looks so composed, but I was born to hide in the shadows.’
You don’t even let yourself think about the possibility of big things. Instead you settle into your wallflower mentality believing this is what you were made for. You were created to be the one who just hangs with the crowd; never stirring the waters, but never making your mark either.
It’s a Lie.
We girls often find ourselves so entranced by the world’s deception that we not only believe the lie, we think it’s good. We think it’s right.
But what if we choose to think differently? What if we choose to believe truth even when the voices in our heads try to convince us otherwise? So you may not look like Miss America, and your presence may not command the attention of everyone in the room. But God did not put you on this earth to blend into your surroundings until the day He returns. He has blessed you with talents and purpose. The beauty of what God created you to be will become increasingly evident as you trust him to use the gifts He’s placed in your very being.
You do not have to be a wallflower. You can be like a wildflower. Once wildflower seed is tossed on the ground it grows and it spreads covering vast areas of land with brilliant colors.
So go ahead. Throw your seed on the ground. Ignore the loud ugly voices and listen to the quiet one beneath all the rest. The one that never changes but often gets drowned out. The one that whispers, “You are loved. You are worth it. I have blessed you with a good and perfect gift. Toss the seed, and I will make it grow.”
James 1:16-17 Do not be deceived my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.