I came across Romans 12 about a month ago when I was reading my bible. It wasn’t the first time I had read this chapter, but it was definitely the first time I actually took it in and fully understood it.
I choose to live by Romans 12.
A quick summary of Romans 12:
We live in a world that demands so much from individuals. And all this pressure can leave one feeling that you need to be a ‘certain’ way in order for you to fit in this world. It is the pressure to look a certain way, act a certain way or to have certain things.
I believe sometimes we look for external things to make us feel like we are enough, this can include trying to please people, doing things we are not suppose to do like abusing alcohol and drugs. There are so many examples I can give of what people do to make themselves feel like they are enough. But one sad reality is that these are temporary ‘fixes’ and once it wears off, like a drug addicted you need to load up on whatever your drug is. This is a vicious cycle that doesn’t end until you realize one thing. YOU ARE ENOUGH AS YOU ARE RIGHT NOW.
We need to stop listening to what the world says about us and start believing what the One who created us says about us. Yes you might not have long legs or be as smart as your sibling but whatever you have is enough for you and that’s what you are suppose to have at that time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you should not aim for that managerial job when all you are now is a clerk. Whatever dream you have in your heart you must work hard to achieve. What I’m referring to here is you shouldnt having a feeling of wanting to change yourself because you feel you are less of a person compared to the next person and then you end up doing things that take away your peace just to feel good about yourself.
The fact that you woke up this morning is good enough reason to make you feel good about yourself. Don’t let the world tell you your worth and look for acceptance from it. Because all you need to do to be happy is to accept that you are indeed ENOUGH. So go ahead and give yourself a big hug and tell yourself that you are ENOUGH. To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
Live in love with you. Be your own kind of beautiful.