Dress up, beat that face, pose and snap. Pose, snap. Pose, snap and another pose, snap… Hearing the cameras ‘click’ is something we all are used to. And before i go further, i guess a guy reading my first sentence will be asking, what does she mean by “beat that face”? This is another cute way of saying apply makeup on your face haha! Now don’t ask me why use the word “beat” as it doesn’t sound like a good word in this context. I have been wanting to know why too so please feel free to let me know the answer to this when you find out haha!

I don’t want to be one sided with this selfie thing because i have met guys who are equally as interested in the selfie life like women. Selfie has become a norm in today’s world. I’m sure that there might be some people whose daily routine isn’t complete without a selfie. So if you are reading this, i assume you know what a selfie means. Either you have taken one yourself or you have taken with someone. There is a process which i will call “the selection process” after every few selfies. This is the process where the one that will make an appearance on social media is decided. This process can take anytime from 1 minute to a few minutes you know ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s interesting how much time and effort we put into these selfies just so they can portray a beautiful picture of us. You see that is what we really like. Has someone ever posted a negative comment on your selfie? Can you remember how you quickly deleted that comment? This is because none of us wants to be told that our face isn’t cute.

How often do we pay this much attention to our inner beauty? Do we mind what state our heart is in? Outward beauty is good. But it’s nothing compared to inner beauty. The beauty on the outside does fade but the one on the inner shines brighter with age.

I love looking cute even if i don’t always look cute juggling being me, wife, mum, employee etc. However i was just wondering if you know that there is someone who takes the best selfie? Like His selfies always comes out perfect. Honestly if you are able to get this guy to take you a selfie, He ensures that everything comes out as it is. Probably you are like well this was going well until the last sentence i read. “I really want my selfies to come out perfectly, not revealing my flaws” you might say. “Why would i opt for someone who won’t know how to edit my flaws when taking me selfies” you might think.

You see we love editing. We don’t like anything that reveals our wrinkles, eye bags and imperfections. It’s almost like we are specialised in the act of painting the false as though it is true. Some even go as far as tagging their selfies as “i woke up like this”. Nobody wakes up everyday with a face full of makeup on with hair perfectly done. I am by no way bashing the idea of wearing makeup or taking selfies. In fact i love wearing makeup. It’s my thing lol. So please keep reading and don’t go away.

I mentioned someone who takes perfect selfies earlier on. I think i should elaborate on who this person is because i am sure you want to know at this point. Like i said before, His selfies are perfect true pictures of you. He doesn’t do any editing. I never used to like this idea of being faced with my reality and true self until i realised that the only way i could blend my makeup properly is when i see a true picture of how it is. I might edit the one i put on social media but if the actual makeup on my face isn’t sorted out, i will be walking about like a masquerade. So this man knows this idea so well hence He prefers showing us exactly who we are so we can make amendments.

He takes a selfie of our hearts everytime we have an encounter with Him. The selfie reveals our flaws – hatred, guilt, pride, unforgiveness, jealousy, fornication, idolatry, procrastination, complacency just to name a few. Unlike the camera, He doesn’t leave us to it after revealing. He helps us make the necessary amendments that will make the next selfie even better :). Yes He is kind like that!. I am really obsessed with this man who is called Jesus Christ. I’m sure you have heard His name before but maybe you don’t know who He really was.

The reason behind what He does is love. He loves you so dearly that He doesn’t want you walking about with those flaws in your heart. He is willing to walk you through life if only you will allow Him. He doesn’t want you to continue to paint a false image of you to you and others. He wants you to be the best version of yourself. This is the only way you can truly be happy. He desires for you to be willing to meet with your reality and work on them. He has the manual on how to work on every flaw you have. I am a proof that His manual works for real. Seriously i still use it till date each time He shows me a flaw. Nothing has worked for me like His manual. I know lots of people who can testify to this truth as well.

If you have never had a relationship with Him, that will be the first thing you need to sort out so He can come into you and make you become better. Coming to Him is absolutely free. All you need to do is acknowledge and accept Him as the Lord over your life. If you are willing to do this, please say the words below ๐Ÿ™‚

Dear Jesus, for too long i have kept you away from my life. I have failed to accept the true me and i have been walking around with a false identity. I now realise that you are the only one who can show me who i am. I accept you as Lord over my life. I am sorry for all the wrong that i have done. I am ready to trust you with the whole of me. Come into my heart and dwell. You take the lead and i will follow in Jesus name, Amen.

If you have prayed this prayer, congratulations!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Find a bible believing church where you can get help in this new journey. Please feel free to use the contact me form on my website should you need help with this.

Blessings to you!


4 thoughts on “#Selfie

  1. jesusandgreentea

    I โค๏ธ this!!! The analogy between selfies and God taking selfies of our hearts to reveal those things that are not like him so that he’s able to crop and edit it all out…good read and beautifully written Sis ๐Ÿ’œ

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  2. Melina Johnson

    Wow reading this is so powerful so ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
    Thank you so much you touched me deeply with this one , it’s just an awesome feeling to know how God seees my portrait . Thanks Efua ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

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