I WANT TO BELIEVE WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT ME IS THE TRUTH

When you look at a photograph of yourself, do you immediately pick out flaws? I know that my eye always goes to my chin(s), waist, upper arms, or thighs. You know, the usual culprits for a lot of women. What about when you are looking in the mirror? Do you only see lines and wrinkles, sun spots, or sagging jowls?

Now, let me ask you this…when you look at your best friend, what do you see? You love this person, so do you start looking at her flaws, lines, and wrinkles, or do you see her sparkling eyes and a warm smile? What do you think she sees when she is looking at you???

Women seem to pick themselves apart more than men do. My daughter was laughing at a sticker she saw that said, “I wish I had the confidence of a mediocre white man.” There is some truth in that statement since many men seem to have confidence in their abilities and looks. They might see wrinkles, a receding hairline, or a beer belly, but they don’t seem to dwell on it as much as women do.

While I was traveling to Atlanta to see my sister, I decided to listen to songs by Lauren Daigle. She is my favorite Christian Musical artist, and I love her songs. The first song that played was “You Say,” and as usual, it brought me to tears. I don’t think that I’ve ever listened to this song without the waterworks flowing.

The song starts with: “I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough, Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up.”

I bet that every one of you reading this has had those voices tell you the same thing.

As a mom, I have worried over my decisions and the impact that they have had on my children. Was I good enough?

The voices have also told me that I wasn’t a good wife, friend, daughter, business owner, and every other aspect of my life. There have been times when I listened to that voice, and the lies took root in my heart. Thinking that you aren’t as good as someone else can be hurtful, even if it isn’t the truth. If you “think” that it is the truth, then you will make it the truth.

1 Peter 5:8

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy, the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

That is why this song makes me cry; it reminds me that I let the enemy win. I let the devil convince me that I wasn’t good enough and that I didn’t belong. It reminds me that I didn’t lean on my God and that I didn’t trust that He made me be exactly enough!

“You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And you say I am held when I am falling short
And when I don’t belong, oh You say I am Yours
And I believe 
Oh, I believe 
What You say of me 
I believe”

Ephesians 6:11

11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

The Lord loves you and me, and He doesn’t see the extra weight we gained or count the wrinkles on our forehead. He looks into our hearts and whispers that we are HIS!

When we remember to put on the full armor of God, then we can better see how the devil schemes against us. The devil picks his battles according to our weaknesses. But, he is at a disadvantage because we have the ultimate warrior and protector on our side.

When you say the words, “I am yours,” who do you want to be talking to? The scheming devil or our loving Lord?

I AM YOURS, AND I BELIEVE!

To God Goes The Glory!

Have A Blessed Day!

 

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  1. vicki wrote:

    If only….. ((*;*))
    I woke on Monday with my mind FULL of thoughts of these exact things. Although I worked through it, my God brought me here today to reinforce it! To read this is comforting as well as uplifting. I knew there was more than one reason (fashion) I follow you! hehe
    Thank you

    Posted 11.3.21 Reply
  2. Grace Jones wrote:

    Thank You for that!!! I needed those words to remind me. You are as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside!

    Posted 7.20.21 Reply
  3. Melanie wrote:

    One of the enemy’s big schemes is to try to make us believe we are not enough, to seek self-worth in the wrong places. We are enough in Christ! So thankful He loves us!

    Posted 7.19.21 Reply
  4. Carol Kuzilik wrote:

    I am so thankful that He loves us as we are. And isn’t it marvelous that he has shared so many gits with us? Lauren’s gift is truly a blessing to me. Thanks for the reminder that He has made us ‘whole.

    Posted 7.19.21 Reply
  5. DonnaR wrote:

    That was the best! It is so true how we do ourselves like that. We need to see ourselves and others as Christ does.
    Thank you

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  6. Cheryl Shook wrote:

    Thank you for this post!

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  7. Paige wrote:

    That is spot on! Your posts are always uplifting and right on time! Thank you!

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  8. Holly wrote:

    Okay, you made me cry. I love Lauren Daigle , she is my favorite. I love You Say & Hold onto me & pretty much anything else she does, because her songs touch me , just like you said. They really make you think & turn you closer to the Lord. You always hit the nail in the head on your Sunday sermon posts. You are a wonderful uplifting Sister in Christ.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  9. Amy wrote:

    Hi Tania! I really needed that message! We got some hard news and I was questioning everything about myself and how I have handled EVERYTHING and I didn’t feel good enough to handle what’s to come. Thank you for helping me to go on.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  10. Gale wrote:

    Wonderful truth. Thank you.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  11. Rose Monty wrote:

    Thank you, Tania. We have an awesome God, for sure!

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  12. Linda wrote:

    Thank you for that lovely message Tonia. I am new to your site. I came for the fashion and stayed for the message.
    To God goes the Glory indeed.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  13. Cindy wrote:

    What a Blessing to open this and read it after getting home from Church!! Amen!!!
    God Bless you!!

    Cindy

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  14. Brenda Starcher wrote:

    Well, that made me cry. For some reason lately I have not had any confidence . All I can see is the weight I have gained, wrinkles, and like you said my chins. I don’t go to church anymore and I don’t know much about what the Bible says, since I wasn’t raised in the church. I do believe in God . What you wrote spoke to me. Thank you.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  15. Katherine wrote:

    Hi Tania,
    I am listening to “You Say”, by Lauren Daigle and I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the lyrics, it’s truly beautiful song. Lauren Daigle has a gorgeous voice.
    Thank you for sharing it.
    Also thank you for putting your WHOLE heart into everything you touch and do.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  16. Katherine wrote:

    Hi Tania,
    Thank you so very much, I love what you shared. It got me thinking, so many things that you shared were such excellent points.
    YOU are an amazing person. YOU just put your WHOLE heart out there.
    YOU are appreciated.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  17. Louise wrote:

    Thank you for this loving post, what a gift!

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  18. Anna wrote:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with all of us. You are on the money about women judging themselves harshly. I also cry whenever I hear this song, I think it hits a nerve. Women, do need to love ourselves and see ourselves has other look at us.

    Tania, I love your blog. XO Anna

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  19. Stacy wrote:

    Yes❤️ Beautifully written!

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  20. Ellen wrote:

    Wonderful message! Thank you for the inspiring reminder!

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  21. Carla wrote:

    Thanks for the reminder!!

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  22. Ginger Hiller wrote:

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for this post! That battle is real for me, but I am really working on not letting the Devil control my thoughts. I wish you a day filled with blessings!

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  23. Julie wrote:

    Tania, I love your heart and your style. I like Lauren Daigle also. “You Say” is a favorite. Keep up your fashion style and helping us. I am 74, but many of your suggestions work for me. I live in Northern California where it is casual, hot and ordinary. I like to look my best! I love the Lord and follow Him. To God be the glory!

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  24. Becci wrote:

    Powerful!
    Just what I needed this morning!
    Thank you!

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  25. Janet H wrote:

    This is such a great post. It’s a reminder we all need.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  26. Lorie wrote:

    This is such an important message. Thanks for sharing. I too have dwelled on my flaws instead of seeing the true beauty that God loves us for who we are.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  27. Nancy wrote:

    Thank you for the beautiful message this morning

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  28. Jackie wrote:

    Thank you for this, exactly what I needed! God bless you.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am so glad that you like the post!

      Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  29. Lani wrote:

    Thank you for your Sunday devotions. They always seem to speak directly to me. As so many women I’ve expressed these same thoughts to myself.
    Lani

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Lani, I think that we are all guilty of doing this. I am glad that this post spoke to you.

      Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  30. Be ky wrote:

    This was a wonderful post! It is so true! I had to have surgery on my face for melanoma and all I see is the scar! It is what I am focused on, even though it is healing! I need to look at my eyes! Your Sunday messages are wonderful to read. Thank you for being you!

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I know that a scar can be red and draw your attention. However, you need to look at that scar in a different light. That scar is a huge blessing! That scar means that the disease that was trying to hurt you is gone, you are healing. The scar will fade, but the blessing will stay!

      Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  31. Penny Jo wrote:

    I too am a huge fan of Lauren Daigle and this song pulls at my emotional heart strings as well. As always your Sunday post is right on. Of all the blogs I follow, this one is the one I look forward to the most.
    Have a blessed day recovering from the N sale, maybe??

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Her song Rescue is also on repeat in my brain lately. I think that the Lord is trying to tell me that He is with me and will fight for me and not let me wander too far away.

      Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  32. April Nix wrote:

    Thank you fir your encouraging words in today’s post. ❤️🙏🏻

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am glad that you enjoyed the post.

      Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  33. Martha Cold wrote:

    Thank you, Tania – your message is just what I needed. I dwell so much on my shortcomings I forget my blessings.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Martha, I am glad that the Lord used me to speak to you this morning. You are enough!

      Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  34. Eve wrote:

    My husband of 50 years died in Feb. I keep hearing that voice telling me I should have been a better wife. That this good , kind man deserved better than me. But then I remember that I was loved very much so he thought I was good enough. God blessed us for 50 years so he must have thought so. . Thanks for this post this morning.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am so sorry, Eve! I can’t imagine the heartbreak that you’ve had. However, you were indeed blessed, and I am glad that the Lord is with you during this hard phase. I am saying a prayer for you right now.

      Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  35. Regina Cocolin wrote:

    Beautifully written…thank you!

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Regina!

      Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  36. Donna Ray Anthony wrote:

    Thank you for you very uplifting words. I always look forward to reading these.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am glad! Thanks so much!

      Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  37. JoAnn Parrish wrote:

    Hi Tania. It’s Jo whom you met in Atlanta. I was so nice meeting you and your sweet sister.
    I was just wanted to say that your post was incredibly well written and it couldn’t have been any more applicable or appropriate to me. I am in a season my life where my outside does not match the inside. Needless to say I am struggling with this very thing.
    So thank you for being so open and transparent. That’s one reason I enjoy your blog so much!

    God bless.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Jo, it was wonderful meeting you last Monday. My sister and I both were talking about how beautiful you were. Whatever you are struggling with doesn’t show, at least it didn’t to us.

      Posted 7.18.21 Reply
      • Lisa (Sister) wrote:

        Agreed! Jo, you were beautiful (inside and out), and we both really enjoyed meeting you!

        Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  38. Paula K wrote:

    Wow!!
    Tania, That song is Awesome!!
    I actually was going to share further but I can’t get that song out of my noggin’.
    I really loved your messege today.
    Everyone is beautifully flawed and as women we just need to know that we look wonderful and that we are all unique and specially handcrafted!!

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Last night, the song that woke me up during the night was Rescue. That one is great too. I love it when praise songs are on my mind as I sleep.

      Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  39. Ginger wrote:

    Hi Tania,
    I love following you! I have always loved black, white and red as my signature colors. Would you ever consider doing a post about these classy classics?
    Thanks,
    Ginger

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Ginger, I’ve done several posts that have those three colors. They are one of my favorite color combinations.

      Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  40. Francine wrote:

    I live in Canada…I look forward to your daily posts very much….I’ve been sick a long time and your posts truly helped me gain strength..I love your grace, your humour and of course your clothing ideas…I wish I could go on a US shopping spree and have you style me up….Thank you for being you and starting me on my on baby steps forward!..God bless!

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Francine, Baby steps are what all of us do. None of was were born walking, and we all have to learn.

      Posted 7.18.21 Reply
  41. Christy wrote:

    Was perfect timing with this post. Thank you so much for being a woman loving woman. I have enjoyed your posts daily for some time now. God bless you.

    Posted 7.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am glad that you enjoyed today’s post!

      Posted 7.18.21 Reply