New stationary 👆🏻😍
The ridiculous thing is, I type so much that I can barely write my own name these days, yet I see a pretty notebook and I’m all “oooh HELLO 😍” . 😏 . .
Have you lost the ability to actually write? 🤦🏼♀️ Do you think it matters these days?
When I was a kid, I hurt my finger. From where it hit, they had to remove my nail, and I grew a new one. I now have a very small scar on my cuticle. No one can see the scar unless I point it out. I usually even forget about it - until I go get my nails done. I watch ever so intently to make sure the drill doesn’t hurt it, as I worry it’s sensitive.
Like physical scars, many of us have emotional scars. Scars from wounds that go beyond the physical. Scars that cut us deep, down to our core. Each of these scars also has a story attached to it. Abandonment, depression, loneliness, abuse, grief, and the list goes on. These scars aren’t seen like the physical ones, but we carry these deep inside us, sometimes hoping no one else sees them.
One thing we forget about scars is what they represent – healing. My scar on my finger may be there forever, but my fingernail is completely grown back and everything looks normal. One thing I’ve learned is that healing is a process, and it doesn’t happen overnight. Still, God desires to heal us, and give us beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and a garment of praise for despair (Isaiah 61).
When you look at your emotional scars, and remember the story and pain behind it, also remember 2 things…. 1: You are healed! Scars are a sign of healing. If your emotional scar isn’t completely healed, it is in the process of being healed. That process may take awhile, but a healing is still taking place.
2: Scars are evidence of what we’ve been through. Just like our physical scars tell a story, so do our emotional ones. When we show those emotional scars, and share how God has healed us, it can help someone else with their healing.
Scars might be looked at as a negative to some, but I look at them as evidence that God heals. Don’t be afraid to share your scars and their story, because you never know who it could help!
For a really long time, I thought being different was a negative thing. But as I grew older, I started to realize we were all born to stand out; nobody is born to blend in.👊
It's really important to share the idea that being different might feel like a problem at the time, but ultimately diversity is a strength.🙏
Be different and stand out🔥