Where Can I Get Spiritual Cosmetic Surgery?

If you live in Southern California you’ve probably seen this woman. We see three or four of her billboards when we drive Josh to work. I’m not going to get into a discussion about this procedure…the only reason I mention it is because I’ve been thinking a lot today about the non-physical things I wish I could fix about myself with a cut here or there.

There are things in my personality that make me cringe and I think, “Life would be so much easier if only that were gone/different/better.” I get frustrated about it for a couple of days, maybe even a month, and then I move on. I’m looking for a quick fix because I get easily distracted and get tired of waiting for results.

Today I was reminded by a blog I follow that my focus shouldn’t be removing those parts of myself, but instead allowing God to work in me to bring me nearer to what He intended me to be. Psalms 139 assures me that God formed my inner being and knew me in my unformed state. He skillfully wrought me and all my days are already written in His book.

The things about my personality that frustrate and discourage me don’t surprise God. He’s not surprised, but He does want to work in me so that those things become blessings to others and tools for His kingdom.

So, instead of editing myself I need to hand the red pen over to God and realize that He won’t get distracted or tired of waiting for results. He is able to work a change in me that is more permanent than the quick fix I’m looking for. This trust in His loving ability to bring about a change for good in my life is what makes me not only willing but eager to hand over that editing tool to Him.

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4 thoughts on “Where Can I Get Spiritual Cosmetic Surgery?

  1. Melissa Rae,We are following the same blog. I really appreciate what you said about, "he things about my personality that frustrate and discourage me don’t surprise God. He’s not surprised, but He does want to work in me so that those things become blessings to others and tools for His kingdom." That is beautiful! The Bible Says, "He that hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." Phil 1:6May God bless you!Cindy Lou

  2. Amen! In a society (esecially yours in Southern Cali), so much focus is on outward beauty. So, hey, if it works for the outside; let's just slap a little cover-up makeup over those (non-physical) flaws and call it good. But I just love how He isn't flustered by our flaws, in fact, it's in them we have to depend on Him all the more. And HE absolutely loves our leaning!

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