Welcome to Wilco Wednesday! If you are a new around these parts, “Wilco” is Army-speak for “Will Comply.” Think of it as saying “Roger, God. Got it. Will do.” So that is what Wednesday here at 7 Days Time is all about– exploring his decrees and seeking guidance for what complying with Him looks like in everyday life. The best part? He loves us for who we are, not what we do. Remember: He doesn’t want perfection, just obedience. Share. Enjoy. Interact. And let’s respond to God’s call with a hearty “Wilco, Lord!” Please welcome our PWOC sister, Kornelia (aka, Konnie.)
Over the years, I have noticed that many woman and girls have a very negative view of themselves, especially when it comes to looks. This has always made me very sad.
I too have struggled with insecurities as a teenager and later as a young woman.
But when I found God, I slowly, very slowly, learned to see myself in a healthier way. I remember reading Psalm 139:16…
“…For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
I had a tough childhood. Maybe you had one too—one that left you scarred. Maybe you still hear the lies in your head from days long past. But the good news is that God heals. We can bring those old wounds to Jesus, who faced suffering when he was on this earth too.
It took me a while, but one day I realized that I could say no to the negative voices in my head and replace them with God’s word. Consider this: there is no one in this whole wide world that looks like you do. GOD made you and created you with His loving hand.
Honestly, I have had my bad days. You probably have too. But I refuse to listen to the lies of the enemy anymore. Time is precious. I will not waste it.
I also would like to encourage you to find out what God given talents you possess. Once you know and work in these gifts, you will feel so blessed. Just look back on the things you loved to do as a child, as a teen and as an adult. You will get an idea what brings you joy. When I do what I love, and use the gifts God gave me, I feel happy and it makes me feel beautiful from the inside out. We woman are such an awesome creation. We ROCK!
The world would want us to believe that we can be happy only if we look a certain way. But we can look to God and what He says about us. I can’t count the many times I have gotten ready in front of the mirror years ago and did not like what I saw. Sometimes I felt even hatred for myself. But with Christian counseling and spending time with my awesome Papa Jesus, I can say now: I am wonderfully made.
The more time I spend with Him the more I get to know Him and His love for me.
So please embrace the beautiful, wonderful you that God intended you to be. Don’t waste another minute listening to the lies. Look in the mirror and say. “Girl, you rock!” Say it as often as needed until you finally believe and feel it.
We have a great power living in us. If we ask God to help us to see ourselves the way He sees us, He truly will set us free. We are no longer victims. We are victorious through Jesus Christ. Embrace the beautiful, wonderful you. The you that God created you to be. When we really start to believe how much we are loved, we will carry ourselves differently. We walk as women who know who we are in Christ. Remember the enemy came to kill and destroy, but Christ came so that we can have new hope for a better and brighter future.
You were made with His loving hand… it is certainly wasn’t by accident.
Kornelia (Konnie) Brown is from Germany, but has lived in the USA for 25 years. She has been married for 28 years and has three grown children and five grand kids. Konnie has enjoyed writing stories, poems, and songs since her teenage years.