Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I'm a Mean Girl

By: Shari A. Miller

Ugh, she isn't very pretty, she sure needs to lose weight. Oh my, that hair! Why doesn't she ever do something with that hair!

Really? Did she just make that same mistake again? When will she ever learn?

She just isn't as good as everyone else!

These words kinda sting don't they? These are the words of a mean girl.

These are often words I hear myself muttering over and over again, often times more than once a day.

Guess who I say them about?


Pretty sad, huh?

Guess what? I bet I'm not the only one that suffers from "mean girl syndrome". Sisters, it doesn't have to be this way.

God, didn't create us this way.

"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27 (NIV)

God made us in His very own image, He knew exactly what He was doing when he made us. He made us with a unique purpose in mind to do His will.

We are not less than, we are enough, and more than, because we were created in His image.

Join with me this week and let's make a change, let's start a new journey in our lives. This change will not only affect us, but others around us, as they see something new being born inside us.

Everyday this week, I want to challenge you to stop the negative self talk and begin positive self talk instead. Grab a journal, a piece of paper, or whatever you can find, and from now until next Wednesday write down 10 positive things about yourself everyday. You make think that there's no way you can do this. But, here's the thing! You can! I'll give you some examples...

  • I'm a good mom.
  • I'm a great baker.
  • I'm a good listener.
  • I have a beautiful smile.
  • I love my laugh.

Now it's your turn. No negative self talk, only positive. I'm excited for us to come back and share next week how the Lord has made a difference in our lives as we look at our life through His eyes, and not the world's.

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

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  1. Words are powerful. Thank you for reminding us with this beautiful post.
    God Bless and Thanks for the link up.

  2. This is such a great topic. We are all are own worst critic, aren't we. Funny that this is today's topic - I do a What I Wore post often on fashion, but I almost always chicken out and put up photos from Pinterest instead of ones of me. I'm never happy with the ones I take. It's crazy. Today I just went for it. God made us all perfect in our own way. We all have to remember that.

  3. Ouch! This is really good, Shari. It is funny, we wouldn't dare think of criticizing another and we hate when others criticize us, yet we do it to ourselves. Thank you for this.

  4. Oh, must have been rolling around my head for a while! I am not necessarily a 'lover' of myself. I am a 'mean girl' when it comes to me. I would say those things about others, but I do at least think them about me. God created ME in HIS image...when I say those things about me...I am saying them about God. And I would NEVER say them about Him. So, thank you for the reminder to be me!


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