Morning Prayer, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - WORD(S) OF THE DAY: LOVE WHO YOU ARE
Father God, my prayer is for all of those who do not value the beauty inside and out. Strengthen them so that they can believe in themselves. Amen
Joshua 1:9 and Psalm 139:14
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Those are words that are hard to believe when you are a teenager. Actually, as I think back to my middle and even high school days, there were some that had a hard time believing that they are just as good as their peers. It does not matter what side of the track you grew up on or what your status is today. In God's eyes we are all on a level playing field. It is man and society that classes us. You have to be convinced in your own mind that you are beautiful, special and unique. My little eight year old niece had to decorate a bag for school a few days ago. Since I do bling shirts she wanted bling on her bag. I found some words that I had and one of them was Beautiful. She wanted that one she said because "I'm beautiful." My sister said that sounds vain and to say she chose that word because she thinks the world is beautiful. I think it is great at such a young age that she thinks she is beautiful. My prayer is that she and so many others her age will not allow anyone to rob them of that thinking because if they do, they could become victims of depression, suicide, or feeling as if they are a nobody. In other words, they will grow up with feelings of inferiority which could very well stunt them emotionally, spiritually and mentally. No one wants that, not for our young babies or for us adults. None of us should be made to feel inferior. Do not let man convince you that you are less no matter what your state in life.