“We tend to think perfection is in the eye of the beholder, but no. Perfection is not in the eye of the beholder; perfection is in the eye of the creator.” Nona Jones, Killing Comparison. As I read this statement sitting inside my hotel room in Montego Bay, I am left sitting here in awe of how COMPARISON has really had a grip on me, and that statement gave me a reason to take my power back. As long as beauty is in the eye of the beholder then you continue to give people the power but when you put it in the eyes of the creator…. The one established you with beauty in mind from the beginning…It hits very different. I am reminded that despite all my imperfections, God made me perfect. I don’t, I can’t allow the opinions of others to have me question the intent of my father. Not when I know He has been so faithful to me. Not when I know that He has only loved me.
It has taken me some time to get to this place of self-love, where loving who I am is not conditioned upon what others have to say about me but soulfully rooted in what God says about me. Now that foundation is solid.
In Jamaica I just moved different, and I don’t even know what came over me. There was a freedom and confidence there that I had not felt in a long time. I felt beautiful, I felt sexy, I felt brave, and strong. I wanted to bottle it up and take it home with me so that I never forget who I am and what I deserve.
I have so much more to say about my encounters in Jamaica but for now I will leave you with the thought of being WORTHY. You are WORTHY of GREAT things. Don’t settle! God has a plan for you, to prosper you and settling is not a part of the that.
I love you!
Until Next Time!