In today’s society both sexes are cajoled into believing they are only as good as they look to others. Oftentimes we end up thinking we’re not pretty enough, good enough, handsome enough or strong enough to measure up to the expectations of others. We tend to compare ourselves to photo-shopped images in magazines, or fake media personalities who spend hours and a ton of money to make themselves ore appealing. It is a false comparison.
God invites us to compare ourselves, not to others, but to how HE sees us. In fact, to how He saw us even before we were born.
Not convinced? Read what God says in Psalm 139:13-16 (MSG)
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made,
bit by bit, chow I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.
Sounds like God thinks you’re pretty special, huh?