I am learning that becoming comfortable in my own skin, goes beyond embracing my physical appearance. It goes so much deeper. Becoming comfortable in my own skin includes embracing who God made me to be. I must also embrace how He chooses to use me. The more I become comfortable in my own skin, the more confidence develops and the freer I become to operate in my gifts. It also helps me not to compare myself to others in the process (not totally there, but I am making great strides).
As I become more comfortable in my own skin, it is easier for me to celebrate others without trying to be like them. God did not make me a cookie cutter. He made me uniquely me, without mistakes. It’s an insult to God when I try to be like someone else instead of just being who He made me to be. How about you? Are you comfortable with being in your own skin or are you often trying to be someone else? Leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you.
Isaiah 64:8 (NLT) And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.