You've got to be kidding me? If I didn't see it for myself in God's Word I wouldn't believe it. But, here it is:
For we are God's masterpiece, He created us anew in Christ Jesus so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10
Wait a minute. This cannot be right. I don't feel like a masterpiece. I certainly don't look like a masterpiece. But this verse says I am a masterpiece. And not just anyone's masterpiece, but God's.
Masterpiece- showpiece; blockbuster, success; gem, jewel, prize, treasure...these are the synomyms (words that mean the same) for masterpiece.
God loves what He created, so shouldn't we too? I struggle so much not to get down on myself. I focus on what I do wrong more than what I do right. I look in the mirror, try on some clothes, compare myself to someone else and I feel just blah. Yea, blah. Like, what's special about me?
But that's not what my Creator thinks. He's up there saying, "Oh Melissa, you don't always get it right, that's true, but I love you so much. Look in My mirror and see what I see; my beautiful creation; My treasure; My masterpiece. And the sooner you see yourself for who you really are, the sooner you can begin your reign as My priceless princess with a purpose."
Repeat after me, "I am beautiful." And mean it this time. Because you are.