Article by: Sarah Koontz, Founder of Living by Design Ministries
I see you. Across the room, sitting quietly in your chair fidgeting with your pen.
I see you. Off in the corner, flipping through the pages of your Bible.
I see you. Sitting beside me, quietly observing the conversation but never engaging.
But, the question I have for you today is…how clearly do you see yourself?
My eyes are drawn to your beauty, but I fear that you do not see the beauty that is reflected in your mirror.
My heart is captivated by your uniqueness, but I fear that you are blinded by the insecurities that lurk around each corner.
My soul is drawn to your soul, but I fear that our souls will never be free to soar together.
You, my sweet sister, are hiding in plain sight.
Is it because, when you look inside, all you can see are the scars of your past?
…the pain, the mistakes, the insecurities…
Is it because your feelings tell you that you aren’t good enough, you don’t measure up, you aren’t worthy?
Are you happy in your hiding place?
In the middle of the room, hiding.
In the pews of the church, hiding.
In your marriage, hiding.
Or do you long for something more?
Oh, how I hope that you found the courage to answer that last question with a resounding YES!
Because, if you did, I have the most incredible secret to share with you.
Are you ready for it?
Say it aloud with me for everyone to hear: I AM ALREADY AMAZING.
Do you believe that, or does it ring hollow in your ears?
Do you desperately want to believe it, but find yourself trapped in a cycle of unbelief…uncertain how to break free?
If so, I have a word of encouragement for you today.
- I see you, scars and all, and I believe that God has a beautifully unique purpose for your life.
- I see you, scars and all, and I believe that you owe it to yourself to step out of the shadows.
- I see you, scars and all, and I believe that you are ready to embrace a whole new way of looking at yourself.
So I offer you the only words of hope I know to be absolutely true because they are straight out of God’s word:
Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. ~1 Corinthians 12:14-18 (NIV)
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, you are an integral part of His body.
You have a unique role to play, so don’t you dare allow the scars from your past keep you from embracing the beautiful future He has planned for you.It’s time to stop hiding in plain sight. Because you are #AlreadyAmazing.
It’s time to start embracing everything that is beautiful and unique about YOU.
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Just like me, Holley believes that God has plans for your life that are better than you can imagine.
He didn’t create you to hide in plain sight.
He wants to use you, scars and all, for His glory.
Will you let Him?