Sister's Shadow

➵ “Why can’t you look like your sister?” Those words sounded like fingernails on a chalkboard to my ears, chilling my body, and it was like a bee sting. I sat on the school bus looking at the boy who just said that to me, feeling such pain, hurt, and even a bit of anger. What was going through his mind that made him turn around and say something like that to me?! There was a time when I found him good-looking, but those thoughts floated away as I looked out the window trying to act like it didn’t bother me.

My sister was, and is, beautiful. I was a freshman when she was a senior in high school. It seemed like all of the guys liked her. She was beautiful, smart, kind, funny, and also extremely athletic. She was even the prom queen. I wasn’t really jealous of her, but I did want some of the things she had, for she seemed to have it all. She was my best friend and I admired her.

I knew it wasn’t her fault that this boy said this to me, but it was still hard to hear. Sometimes I felt like I was walking in her shadow. But, thankfully the Lord showed me that He created me just the way He wanted me to be and I didn’t have to compare my life to others, including my sister. I had to readjust my lens and choose to look at myself through God’s eyes. His view was a completely different perspective than mine.

Just because one boy, or even a few, don’t see your beauty, doesn’t mean they all won’t. Just because he doesn’t “notice” you, doesn’t mean you will go unnoticed forever! Did you ever think that God may be SPARING you from someone that would have a tainted view of you?! The man God has for you will see you as a treasure, a gem in a sea of dust. You are of great value to God and He doesn’t want just any man to have your heart. Readjust your lens and start seeing PROTECTION and not REJECTION! God is sovereign and if it’s His will, He will bring it to pass. If it is not, then God must have something better in mind for you! Trust HIM more than your heart! ➵ 💕 #soulchaser