As I was scrolling through my Facebook feed this morning…bad Katie! Naughty, naughty Katie! These things ought to wait until you have at least wiped the goop from your eyes and mumbled something slightly intelligible to your husband… anyway, that was not the case… so, I was scrolling through and found an heart-wrenching/tearjerker of a video clip.
In the clip, there was a little girl and her Father. The man stood behind her, looking into the same mirror as his daughter. He kept his eyes locked on hers as he told her, “you are beautiful…you are worth my time…you are valuable sweetheart.” After about thirty seconds of this, he went on to ask her the question: “baby, what are you?” I held my breath. What could she possibly believe of herself at such a young age? The little girl grinned a toothy smile and responded matter-of-factly.
“I am intelligent.”
“Yes. You are intelligent.”
“You are loved by God…”
Her smile widened and pulled at her little cheeks. “Yes.”
“Yes, you have been made by Him and are so precious to Him.”
She giggled in response. “Yes, Daddy.”
As I watched this precious encounter I laid my hand on my face and felt for the many blemishes and bumps littering my skin. I thought about my imploding closet and all the clothes I didn’t feel comfortable in. I started to think about the many lies that invaded my mind even as I lay there staring at my screen. Although it was a battle I had won many times there was a part of me that didn’t want to get up and look in the mirror. I didn’t want to face my fears, again.
Before doing anything else I needed to stop, spend time with God and believe what my Father said to me.
I would like to share some of the truths He spoke over me from my “mirror conversation” with Him earlier. As you are His child they are as true of you as they are of me. I suggest you repeat the bolded words as they are nothing but truth. They are truths that your Father is speaking over you today…
My precious, precious Daughter. You are perfect.
You are precious, a jewel. You are flawless, perfect.
So beautifully formed, woven together and crowned with the jewels of excellence. You, my dear, are my perfect work of art. No flaw can be found in you, my darling. When you make mistakes I see you, not them. Even though the world doesn’t see what I see doesn’t mean it is not there. Trust me, it’s there.
You are a perfect work of art. There are no flaws in you (not even those meteorite zits are considered flaws to God).
I sing and dance when I think of you. My heart is in a perpetual state of joy because of what I have created, you.
My heart is in a perpetual state of joy because of you.
My Daughter, you are the most complex tapestry to ever be created. My excellence and precision formed everything about you. I gaze upon you and am completely enthralled. My thoughts are encapsulated by your presence and by the personality I have given to you. I smile so brightly when you find humour and joy in this life. My heart ignites when you speak my name and seek my guidance.
Your heart, emotions and mind are made to be complex. This is not a mistake. I rejoice in your complexity.
I wait for you to come and speak to me. Oh, I wait. Patiently I wait. I want so badly for you to live a life that is full, rich and thriving beyond abundance. I am the Owner of all this world possesses. Come to me, ask and receive from me whenever you are in want. I never grow tired of your questions. I am never irritated or frustrated by your mistakes and short fallings.
Come to me and I will supply whatever you need. I am your Provider.
Please, have joy in knowing that I walk with you every day… I walk with you, regardless if you can feel me or not. I am not a figment of your imagination. I am real, I am alive and I am passionate. I am passionate to fight on behalf of my girl, my previous, my beloved.
I am passionate to fight on your behalf. Tell me how you have been treated wrongly. I care about you. So much.
My Daughter, you are seen. You are noticed. You are loved. You are flawless.
You are Mine.
With Eternal Love,
Unfortunately, I couldn’t pull up the original video on youtube. I think the substitution below is pretty darn good <3