A few days ago, the little lad became 6 months old, we went to the health centre for his immunization today, and it was a quick one compared to the previous months, so we decided to use the extra time to go shopping.
Before now, he has been wearing socks and stockings only, It was a deliberate decision on my part not to buy him a shoe yet until he is 6 months old. so we drove into one of the stores on our way home, and scout around the children section to find something nice and comfortable for his adorable little feet, I also seized the moment to get something for myself.
I used to wear a small size – UK size 10, but after delivering the little prince, my body size had increased, and I have found it difficult to fit into my old clothes- it takes a lot of hard work lately, if I push too much, the zippers either come off or it gets torn on one side or another. I needed a change of wardrobe asap!
As I went through the ladies section of the store about 3 clothes cut my fancy, one of them had an inscription that got me thinking, I tried on the first two dress gowns, they were really nice, but not too comfortable, as I tried each one, and looked into the mirror , I could see clearly that I had put on ‘baby fat” this as being as a result of breastfeeding.
I tried the third dress, I liked it because it was longer than the other two, and had that inscription- Be your own kind of beautiful! that sentence struck a chord with me, and I kept meditating on it till we got home.
Be your kind of beautiful, as I thought more about myself lately, how I have started coming out of my shell to do life according to me as designed by God, how in recent times I have begun to take steps to create value and offer value to my immediate environment and really feel fulfilled in the process, I tell you that this has not always been my story, for quite a long I have lived under the constraints of other peoples opinion, in life and ministry, but not anymore
I believe that the change I am experiencing now was as a result of the pivotal shift that happened to me with the birth of my third child which was unexpected at all levels, like a friend of mine once told me that God only responds to purpose,He had a purpose in mind and He decided to give a third child after many years have passed.
With the birth of the baby, it was as if I was given a new lease of life, though mothering is hard work. It such pure joy to see the woman I am becoming, being intentional about my life and well being, unlike before that I didn’t really take care and allowed stress to overwhelm me. I have found so much solace in God’s word to me.
In repentance and in rest is your salvation.In quietness and in trust is your strength.
I am still flawed and imperfect, I now know better than my flaws and imperfections are just perfect for God’s perfectness to be revealed through the beautiful me. It’s all part of the package and what makes me –uniquely me.
So I am encouraging someone out there, who feels he/or she is not beautiful enough to be worthy of love and the goodness of life, I dare say to you that you are beautiful enough to be you. Embrace your self, love yourself never hate yourself.
Embrace your blessings given to you by God, remember all good and perfect gifts comes from Him, you are God’s perfect gift, be proud to live the life that you have been privileged to live, never stop being “your own kind of beautiful.