Since I was a little girl, I knew that there was something different about me. It’s hard to put everything in words, but I can say that I knew I had a heart for broken people. I had a passion for change. I wanted to make everyone smile, laugh, and feel loved.
During my childhood years, I was often teased because of my size. I was BIG, TALL, and believed that I was BEAUTIFUL….but my peers thought otherwise. There were constant name-callings and bullying, but I always fought back. Thank God I was never suspended for defending myself and “winning”, but it left a self-image distortion in me. It’s like I started to believe the negative words of my peers. This affected my perspective on how I viewed myself through the eyes of others. At one point, I didn’t feel pretty enough, good enough or even desirable for someone to like me…
Song of Solomon 4:7 You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.
Once I began to truly understand that my value and beauty do not come from others, but rather my Creator [God] I no longer sought validation from others. That was the start of my selfie game! Haha
“It’s not my responsibility to be [your kind of] beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” -Warsan Shire
Mark Twain once said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.” The more I live, the more I am understanding my “Why’s?” …. my PURPOSE!
I do not want to fit in. “Fitting-in” only hinders your uniqueness. I want to STAND OUT and live the life God has called me to live.
I want to make a difference. I want to do something that has never been done before.
I want someone to know that there is hope….they have a purpose….and that true beauty comes from the inside out!
I believe that it is already happening…