This entire Doodles to Live By has been an inspiration and eye opening devotional, totally loved. “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” 1 Galatians 1:10 ESV
On Day 13 the image was of eye glasses, something I’m very familiar with since I have been wearing them since 3rd or 4th grade. Its not easy growing up wearing glasses. The names you are called by people and some family “four eyes”, “spec”, “coke bottle” (since my glasses were and still are thick”, and etc. Its hard being a kid with glasses, so in my 20s I decided to ry contracts and I wore them 20 years. It was difficult at first but after years I got use to them it was my way of feeling comfortable or was it a way for me to please other people and not be made fun of.
Well in the last three years of living in Atlanta I started wearing only glasses. One reason after looking at a computer all day my eyes were blood shot red and secondly I just got tired of trying to fit into someone else’s image of what I should look like. I was not the kid in high school who people teased I was a grown educated woman who wanted to be able to see and rub my eyes if needed.
Growing up I felt so out of place, I felt like I was cursed and would never fit in. The issue in today’s society we are shown pictures of these individuals on television and magazines who look flawless and that is what society feel they should look like, well God created me in his image and he makes no mistakes. I am happy in my own skin color, hair type, body size, and my quirky thick glasses.
Stop trying to please others and fit into a place that is not you, be you and work what the good Lord gave you. You are beautiful, talented, smart, and loved by the best father anyone could have – GOD.
Disclaimer: The blog is my own personal interpretation from reading the Bible. I am not a minister only a person who is learning the Bible and absorbing the word.