Embrace Yourself As God Made You to Be!

Who taught you to hate being what God made you?

— Malcolm X

You were born the way God wanted you to be born. You don’t need to whiten your skin to look better. You don’t need to wear makeup to look prettier. You don’t need to get a tattoo to look cooler. Really, you don’t. Almighty God had the perfect plan in mind for you when He made you. And He is the Best of Planners. You’re beautiful just the way you are. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Malcolm X once said a famous quote while giving in a speech to a crowd of black men and women who were ashamed of their skin color because of racial prejudice. He said, “Who taught you to hate being what God made you?” This doesn’t mean if you were born with a disability or with a disease that you shouldn’t get treatment. It just means that having a disability is nothing to be ashamed of. Maybe Almighty God wanted to test you. Maybe He wanted to you to be grateful for the other things you had. But either way, when God designed you before you were born, He didn’t mess up. It is very important to remember that.

When Almighty God wants something for us, we must never reject His commands. And Almighty God never makes mistakes in his plan. He is All-Seeing and All-Hearing. He knows what is best for us. Almighty God gave us the natural inclination at birth to believe in Him. And He gave us life as a test for all of us. It’s what we do in this life that determines what will happen to us in the next life. If you knowingly disobey Almighty God and follow your desires rather than what He wants, then He will hold you accountable. Every atom’s weight of good and every atom’s weight of evil you do will be accounted for.

With this in mind, it’s important to remember what Almighty God made you is what He wants you to be. We must not intentionally alter our bodies just because we don’t like them. Whether it’s getting tattoos, bleaching your skin, or getting a sex change, these are things that Almighty God doesn’t allow. Are you willing to defy Almighty God because you think your skin is too dark or your nose is too big? Remember who gave you that skin and that nose. Don’t be ashamed of it. Learn to embrace it.

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