Thursday, June 04, 2009

What's your "it?"

I hate my eye flaps. They are these little flaps of skin that cover the corner of my eyes. No one else has them and I've spent years thinking I would be so much prettier if I didn't have them either. 

See?









Not sure what I'm talking about? Here's a close up (thanks to my 
built in web cam!) 









Still don't see them? They're there. I promise. And they drive me crazy. But no one else even notices them. In fact, when I talk about how much they bother me, most people just stare at me like I'm crazy. "What are you talking about?" my friends say. " You're eyes look just like everyone else's" they promise. 

But still...they bug me. 

I bet you've got something like that. Maybe your curly hair makes you want to scream (us straight haired girls would love to trade, by the way). Maybe you've got freckles you wish you could erase. Perhaps you have a birth defect or disability that makes you feel self-conscious. 

Whatever our "it" is, our tendency is to see them as flaws. We agree that God did well when he created sunsets and zebras and ocean waves but we secretly suspect that when He made our eye flaps or freckles or hair or shape or size he simply...goofed. But this is contrary to God's Word. 

Psalm 139:13-14 says, " For you created my inmost being; 
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 

He created every part of you. Even your inmost being. And you were made fearfully and wonderfully. Not accidentally. Not mistakenly. But with great precision. That's even true about whatever part of your beauty you're not so crazy about. 

Today, I am going to choose to walk in God's Truth about my beauty--eye flaps and all. Will you? 

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

I ain't seeing any eye flaps :)

Twiggyluvsyou said...

This is an epic blog post.

erindavis said...

Stephanie,

I knew someone would say that! They're there. I promise. Do you have anything like that? Something that no one else seems to notice but it still really bugs you? Mind telling me about it (just so I don't feel so silly about my eye flaps?)

Erin

erindavis said...

Twiggyluvsyou,

Thanks!

Erin

Abby said...

let's see.. I wish I had curly hair. Naturally curly hair. My hair won't curl very well, and I would LOVE to have curly hair. My hair is just straight. Anybody wanna trade?:)

Good post! that is one of my favorite verses. Thanks for sharing!

Hannah said...

That's a really great post. By the way, I can't see anything wrong with your eyes. I sometimes feel insecure about my lips cos' people used to make fun of me. But the Heavenly Father has made me like this, and I'm proud of it now. I thank His Name for that. Really great post by the way.

Hannah :)

erindavis said...

Thanks Hannah! I bet you have beautiful lips.

Erin

Anonymous said...

I do see what you are talking about. I have seen that feature on many oriental women. However, I don't see it as a problem at all. As a matter of fact, no one notices unless you point it out to them. It's kinda like having a nice piece of jewelry and when you get a comment on how beautiful it is you tell them "its' not real". Why do we do that to ourselves? If we would just keep our mouth shut no one would notice. I love your blog though. I am doing a girls' club at our church camp this summer and I am going to use your blog to speak to the girls about inner beauty. I hope that's okay. God Bless You.

Anonymous said...

I have those too!

But I think they make my eyes extra beautiful. :)