Encouragement, Reflection

Hidden Beauty

Good morning Loves,

How are all of you this morning? How did you sleep last night? As for me, I slept peacefully last night. Our Lord has woken me up this morning before the children wakes up. I thanked Him for waking me up and for keeping my family safe and sound last night. I then made some lemon detox tea to relax my mind and spirit as I get myself ready for quiet prayer. Without any tea, it would be difficult for me to relax my mind because my mind is not used to quietness. It’s always on the go thinking about yesterday what could be done differently and the future like what could happen. When my mind is like that, it builds up my anxiety and then I get to worrying which is not a good thing at all. I’m training my mind that not all actions requires a response/reaction.

I have to treasure the times when our Lord wakes me up because it’s my alone time with Him to give Him grace and tell Him my thoughts. I’m always praying for wisdom and a sound mind. He always provides it to me. Anything I ask in His name shall be given, but there are some things that I don’t need. Only He knows what’s best for me and my family. It’s the matter of trusting Him and knowing that everything will work out for the good.

I came across this scripture reading in the book of 1 Samuel 16:1-7 and I want to share it with you all. When the prophet Samuel went to Bethlehem to anoint one of Jesse’s sons to be the next king, Samuel saw the oldest son, Eliab, and was impressed by his appearance. The prophet thought he had found the right man, but the Lord rejected Eliab. God reminded Samuel that He (God) “does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart”. So Samuel asked if there were more sons. The youngest boy wasn’t present but caring for the family’s sheep. This son, David, was summoned and the Lord directed Samuel to anoint him.

Often we look at people only on a surface level and don’t always take time to see their inner, sometimes hidden, beauty. We don’t always value what God values. But if we take the time to peer beneath the surface, we may find great treasure. And this goes for ourselves too. We look at the outer appearance of ourselves by believing what people say of us. If we truly look inside of our hearts and believe what we are in our own eyes and let it manifest towards the outside, then we would be free! No matter what people say or think of you because what’s important is that you know who you are. No one can take away your self worth.

Now there may be times when people are able to see your potentials that you can’t see yourself. Your potentials that you cant see yet are your hidden beauty. So just imagine unlocking your potentials and to see the beauty of it. It sounds so exciting. I’m excited for you as well as for myself. If you can vision so many things that you want to do but don’t think you are qualified to do it…..trust and believe that you are qualified to do the task at hand. I struggled with the fact that I’m a visionary, because I felt I was not equipped to bring forth the vision of so many projects. I realized that these visions are not for me to hold onto, it’s for me to bring them to fruition to help the community. I realized I was very selfish not acting out on the vision and just doing me. I must say that it costed me some serious discipline from our Lord to break my pride down and humble me.

With that being said I’m learning to accept my visions as they come to me in my mind. In my mind I see the beauty of it, but when it comes to fruition I will be able to see the hidden beauty of it. Amen!!

Heavenly Father, thank You for not valuing people based on outward appearances but instead by looking at our hearts. Help me to take the time to see beyond simply what my eyes can see in order to discover true and lasting beauty. In Jesus Name we pray Amen!

Until next time my Loves remember to stay encouraged. Take the time to admire nature for you will see the beauty of it.

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