None of us are perfect. We are created in His image.  The Scripture says, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27)

What does it mean to be created in God’s image? The Hebrew root of the Latin phrase for image of God—imago Dei—means image, shadow or likeness of God. You are a snapshot or facsimile of God.

You, my dear sister, are precious, priceless and loved by an amazing God in heaven.  You are fearfully and wonderfully made. God has created you the way you are for a reason. You don’t have to feel undue pressure to be like other people because God didn’t make you like other people.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:13-14)

In the original Hebrew text, the word ‘fearfully’ means: with great reverence and heart-felt interest and respect. The word ‘wonderfully’ means: unique, set apart, uniquely marvelous. WOW! Isn’t God awesome! No wonder the psalmist bursts out with exuberant praise in this verse.

He knows your name, He sees your life, and He cares about the inner desires of your heart. God doesn’t see as man sees. He can see things about you that no one else can see. Deep things. Hidden things. You know, those inner thoughts and desires that your family and friends have no idea are even floating around in your heart and mind.

“…the LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)

He is looking at more than just your behavior. He is looking at why you do what you do. That goes to the level of the heart. We have a tendency to assume that a person’s actions tell the whole story. He knows all about you, the good and the bad, yet loves you just the same.

As women it is sometimes difficult for us to embrace how much God loves us. I see so many women who battle with the same issues that I once struggled with. Fear of rejection, low self-esteem, and and a host of insecurities. I’m reminded during a time of loneliness and despair when I was much younger these words brought so much encouragement to me.I came to realize that He was not judging and looking at what was going on in my life, but revealing His great love for me.  Rejection, low self-esteem, insecurity, and an inability to accept oneself as special and unique prevents us from receiving all God has planned for our lives.

We should all be in the process of learning to reflect a life of confidence, victory, blessing, fulfillment, and destiny.The one thing I want you to take away from this is “how valuable, important and unique you are to the One who created you!” I hope that the truth of God’s Word will inspire you to become the awesome woman that God has designed you to be.

This has definitely  been a process for me. I didn’t always have the confidence that I possess today. I praise God that He has empowered me to share my insights with the hope of bringing healing and deliverance through transparency and how He has molded and shaped me over the years. And that someone will be able to look at my life and say, “I’ll have what she’s having!”

You, my dear sister, are fearfully and wonderfully made!

Blessings,

Fran

 

Published by Dr. A. Francine Green