Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pig Snouts and Finding God's love

Its a humbling and enlightening experience to have a semi-silly movie attempt to teach a lesson you have been trying to learn your whole life. The premise of the movie is the story of a girl named Penelope. She was born with a pig's snout. The only way to rid herself of this curse is by being loved by one of her own kind (high class/blue blood). Her mother brings in potential suitor after suitor, only to have them run from her once they catch a glimpse. Typically screaming along the way. Finally Penelope has enough, she runs from her sheltered life and finds her own way. She hides under a scarf, until one day, she is revealed to the public. To her surprise they love her! But she is only sen as the girl with the Pig's snout. She is proposed to by "one of her own", who also happens to be an arrogant jerk. She decides to not go through with the wedding, because she likes the way she is. At last, the curse is broken, and she can live a happy, normal life.

Okay, like I said, kinda silly movie, but I loved it. I have never been happy with how I look. Since I can remember, I have wanted to change myself. Too short, too fat, don't like my hair, and the list goes on. I have a countless number of things I would change about myself. Particularly physical, but not always. I have never had hope for victory in this area, ever. But I have realized that this is truly a lack of faith. God is greater than this. He can claim victory in all areas of my life. Now, it will not be a quick and easy road, I know that this is going to be probably one the hardest things I ever do,and I know its going to be quite a journey to get there.

But it begins, now. So any verses, words of encouragement, or stories of victory, would be much appreciated. Love to all.

Victory is my word for 2011, not sure of a verse as of yet, but one of these three is probable.

Psalm 20:6
Now this I know: The LORD gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.

Psalm 149:4
For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.

1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:57 has my vote. I love the Corinthians- they pack some powerful guidance! Anywho... I need to tell you that when I read "I have never been happy with how I look. Since I can remember, I have wanted to change myself.", I actually felt my brow furrow! I was kind of shocked! Why? Because you definitely come off as confident (not prideful, just like you know you are beautiful- which is a very good thing!). Another reason is because you are stunning! Inside AND out! I guess I was shocked because I know that you are beautiful!!! It just... startled/puzzled me a little bit is all. I cannot say that I can't empathize with you, though. I dislike, and many times hate, the way that I look as well. Unfortunately, I have had to realize that this is vanity and pride. Pride comes in many forms... the overall description I have come to discover is that pride is anytime you are fixating on yourself instead of the Lord. Therefore, I have had to realize (much to my dismay) that when I look at myself in the mirror and say, "Ugh, I am SO UGLY!!!", that that is pride... just as if I were looking and saying, "Oh my, I am just super gorgeous- I love me!!" Boo! I hate pride. So, I know what you are talking about because I go through it all of the time. Okay, anyway, I am done! I just wanted to let you know that I was like WHAAAAA???? LOL!! Have a blessed day, and please, please, please know that you are gorgeous!