My view or perception of myself is often far from how my Heavenly Father sees me.
When I look at myself, I see my imperfections — the extra weight that’s been hanging on for the last 10 years, a head of hair with gray peeking through, hands with wrinkles in them (yes I am nearing 50 – in a few years) and everything negative.
I often wonder what it is that God sees when He looks at me. When He bends over the balcony of heaven, and glances my way, what is His view?
I imagine God having a chat with the angels as He proclaims,
Look, do you see here? There she is. My Chosen One. My Beloved. I delight in her. She doesn’t realize yet how much she’s loved. But I am working on her heart. Her view of me is skewed, from much pain and hurt, but I am working a healing in that heart of hers. She will come to know and understand my love, and she will fully embrace my view of her. For I will open her eyes to see herself as she truly is. I want her to know how much joy she brings to my heart. I want her to know that she was perfectly hand crafted and placed on the earth for such a time as this. Oh, just look at my Daughter. What a breathtaking view!
What is it that you think God sees when He looks at you? Do you know that His view of you is filled with so much joy and pleasure? For you are His Daughter and He delights in you!