Blemished and Beautiful

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This post is written by Jheralynne as part of the Chosen for Such a Time as This Blog Tour. Enjoy! 😉

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.

Psalm 139:14 NKJV

Summer is my favorite season. The freedom, BBQ’s, and the trips make it worthwhile. I also celebrate my birthday at the end of July, which is something I always look forward to. My family usually takes a vacation during the summer as well. One particular summer, I traveled 9 hours to visit other family members in North Carolina. It is still one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever taken.

During the trip, I had a biking accident and the same scar from 14 years ago is still on my right leg. I love telling the story behind my scar; it’s part of who I am. We all have blemishes and imperfections that are a part of our life’s story. And even with all of our flaws, we are still fearfully and wonderfully made.

God created us in His image and He sees us as His own. God loves us more than anyone else ever could. So, even when we ourselves or others view us negatively, God still sees us as special and cherished. Even with all of our flaws and imperfections, we are still beautiful and exceptional in His sight. We are His specially crafted masterpieces.

Your worth does not decrease when others are unable to see it. Your value does not lessen when you feel insecure. You aren’t any less amazing if someone fails to see your beauty. Your worth is rooted in Christ. He gave His perfect life in place of your imperfect life when He died for you. I believe it is beneficial to affirm who you are in Christ, so that you will see yourself the way He does.

Instead of allowing others to determine your worth, or even being blinded by your own insecurities or lack of understanding who you are, embrace the standard God has already set for you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You were created to carry out a unique purpose. You are chosen, you are forgiven, and you are loved by the One who matters most.

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

-Ephesians 3:20 NLT

About the Author:

Jheralynne is a 23-year-old from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She is a recent graduate from the University of Alabama where she studied Early Childhood Education and English. Jheralynne serves at her church and is also a small group leader. She has been a Christian since a very young age, but it wasn’t until she got older that she realized her worth in Jesus Christ and truly began to know Him on a much deeper level.

About the Book:
No matter what your background is, what type of experiences you’ve had, or what mistakes you’ve made, your life is of significance. And regardless of what you may have grown to believe, God created you with a specific purpose in mind. Chosen For Such a Time as This was written to encourage and inspire single women, however, it addresses the issues that many women face today, no matter what their marital status is. This book places great emphasis on the truth that the most valuable relationship you can have is with our Creator. Through that relationship, we are made whole. This life is a journey that comes with blessings, frustrations, laughter and tears. Whether you are married or single, wholeness and contentment in Christ is essential. Despite the season you find yourself in, God has a plan for your life. And He can use you right where you are.

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