The Tortoise and the Snare: Embrace Your Uniqueness

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  1. Oh but you are a writer, Pearl, and this is just one of the many shining examples. Thank you for sharing this. It’s one of my biggest struggles. As one who has fought with self-loathing, it’s hard to grasp the idea that there is any part of me God would want, let alone design. I look at myself and see nothing but flaws. Most days the only good thing I consider about myself is that He dwells in me. It’s a good thing His view isn’t as limited as mine. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thank you too, for the reminder that we don’t have to measure up with the world’s perception of where we should be. His view is the only one that should matter.

    1. Oh, Melissa — my heart is simultaneously encouraged and split in two! I hurt with you over seeing our flaws because it’s easy for me to think like that too. I know you already know this, but you are SUCH a treasure — not just to God but to me! Why is it always so much easier to believe it about everyone except ourselves? When I look at you, I see a faithful friend and an encourager. When God looks at you, he sees a wanted, holy, pure, lovely, delightful child of his. Praying we both have eyes to look up from our false shame and hear loudly the grace and truth that truly belong to us. Hugs sweet sister!

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