You know what? You’re pretty darn awesome! No, seriously! I want you to take a moment today, and look at yourself, but when you look at yourself, don’t focus on one area. Focus on everything, both your pretty and ugly because every detail of you is what makes you, you!
Your character is not defined by one of your flaws. How much strength and the resilience of your power isn’t defined by your physical attributes. No, it’s every little thing, from your laugh, your smile, your past experiences, your shortcomings, the way you think, how you light up a room, your talent, the parts of yourself you hide externally or internally, your lows, your highs, and everything that contributes to who you are as a person makes you the awesome person you are. Let’s not forget that you’re a child of God, too! So, don’t get stuck on that one thing you consider to be a bad thing about yourself.
One flaw doesn’t make you who you are. Heck, several flaws don’t make you who you are! It’s all the little things, both good and bad, pretty and ugly, that makes you who you are, and again, you’re pretty darn awesome! Embrace you! Wear those flaws like a badge of honor, because it’s all about knowing yourself.
If you know yourself, no one can take advantage of you by using your insecurities or short comings against you! You have the power! Own every ounce of who you are! If a part of you is crippling who you are as a whole, then ask God to help you change it, but in the meantime, own it! Again, it’s not who you are, it is a part of who you are, and owning it is the only way that you can heal and make a lasting change if necessary!
Sometimes, you don’t have to change. You just have to change who has the power. Do your insecurities have the power or do you? It’s the parts of ourselves that we constantly suppress and hide that usually causes us to be taken advantage of. We think we’re doing a good job hiding certain things, but it shows up in the people we attract and the decisions we constantly make.
So, own your flaws, but don’t allow your flaws to own you.! Tell yourself, no! I’m too awesome to be reduced to what I don’t have, or the things I dislike about myself, or my mistakes, and shortcomings! My flaws are not who I am. Yes, they are a part of me and I own them, but I will not be a slave to them!