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God Don’t Make No Junk

Remember the t-shirts in the 80’s that said, “I’m perfect, ‘cause God don’t make no junk?” Bad grammar aside, the saying was brilliant and I am proud to say I rocked that shirt much longer than was cool, especially since mine was an iron-on appliqué. I had an inordinate amount of self-esteem as a kid, and…

…wanted the world to know it.

Yet somewhere along my way, I lost that confidence and began to question myself. In my head I heard “who do you think you are?” over and over.  Eventually I listened to that voice so much that I forgot the answer.

When it comes to the topic of self-esteem and feelings of inadequacies, women seem to have the market cornered, or so I thought until I heard Marianne Williamson words.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.”

Like Paul the Apostle, Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. He was a beacon of hope for many and a bane to a few. In the last twenty-something years Mandela emerged from prison a freed man and has worked tirelessly to free others from their hate, from their pre-conceived ideas, and from their own self-doubt. He has worked to unify a nation that was steeped in tradition and prejudice, and in many ways {small and large}…

…he has succeeded.

I may not be called to do all Nelson has done. My life may never have a movie made about it. But I have a purpose nonetheless.

I am a child of God.

I am called to be light. I am called to love. I am called to use my brilliance, my beauty, my talent, and my ‘fabulosity’ and change the world around me.

Me.

Anything less would be missing the mark. Anything less would be a lie!

I value myself because I was designed by a Master Maker: a brilliant Craftsman. I was made for a purpose. I was made for a dream.

And God don’t make no junk!

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Today’s Post is shared by: Dayna Bickham.  She is a writer and speaker from the Houston, Texas. A wife and mom of two teen girls she loves to cook, garden, and spend time with her family.  Her blog, A Year in the Spiritual Life is about discovering your purpose in Christ. Follow her on Twitter: @DaynaBickham.

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Comments

  1. Dayna, I love this. Indeed you are fearfully and wonderfully made!

  2. brilliantly said, my friend. And, Mr. Mandela is correct… it is the light I fear. Thanks for this today!

  3. Diki B. says:

    What an awesome and eye opening quote! I must admit i think it is the success that i fear more than the failure. With me it’s if i’m successful i’m going to draw attention to myself and i am much happier behind the door than in front of it. Thank you so much for sharing this!

    1. Don’t be ruled by fear. Step out and remember that the ultimate safety net is knowing that God has “this” no matter what “this” is. Thanks for reading and sharing today!

  4. Thank you both for saying such nice things. :D

  5. Thank you Teri for having me. I loved doing it, and would love stepping up anytime you need me! May God bless you and I will be praying over the Refine Conference. Perhaps one day I can join you guys!

  6. Great post, Dayna. I completely agree. We need to be the “me” that God created us to be.

    1. Thank you Tammy.

      When we are the “me” God created we find ourselves suddenly free to not worry about things like what people think of us, did someone snub us, or do I fit in?

      We know we were made for a reason and a purpose and as we walk in that purpose, as the “me” we were created to be, the other stuff falls away.

      Then we can live the fabulous lives we were meant for!

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