A Woman With Promise Needs To See Where She Is Going

Often times I see women walking around with their heads down. I’ve heard the stories of how they don’t feel fulfilled with themselves. These women often times hold themselves to society’s standards of what a woman should look, act, sound like, and ultimately be. So I pose this question, “How can you see where you’re going if you’re constantly looking down?” For numerous years of my life I too was the girl with low self esteem. I told myself that if I kept my eyes to the floor and stayed out of the way then no one would notice me, and I could avoid the judgmental stares. Unknowingly missing so much by taking long gazes at the tiles in the floor. Anyone that feels the way I once felt is indeed missing the important fact that they were created for more. Genesis 1:27 (NIV) “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”alludes to the pure greatness that we all possess. What an amazing and satisfying truth to stand on. Just to know that you were created in the image of the almighty God. One should find strength and esteem in this scripture alone; yet there is more to be revealed and meditate on.

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First focus on self. Let us examine all of the hinderances that are weighing us down to the point that we can’t see pass our faults and pain. For those of us that won’t dare to stare at our reflection in the mirror, what are the things that we deem ugly or unacceptable? Are we attempting to prove ourselves to the world, our own selves or God? Beauty is far more than your physical. It’s far more than the number on a scale. Beauty is not defined by adding to or taking away from your appearance. Many of times it has been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder; contemplate on this. We should behold ourselves as beautiful as, if not more than Adam beheld Eve. Even with all of your pain from the past, faults that you still hold as close as a textbook clutched in arm; still take the time to realize that you are God’s greatest creation.

 

I assume you’re wondering how does one get from memorizing the color of their shoes to walking confidently into their future. Learning to be transparent with yourself is the first step of many when it comes to self love and healing. You have to be able to lay out everything that “you” have found to be wrong with self and forgive. Forgive yourself for not feeling as if you’re enough and for mistakes made. Admittance followed by forgiveness will open the door to becoming a woman that can see the path ahead. Let us venture down this road to elevation.

Avril Moore