Dear “Ugly Duckling”,
You are awkward, misunderstood, overlooked and often times underestimated. You have no sense of purpose and you can’t see yourself past today. You’re socially awkward and the boys are not looking twice your way.
What are you in school for? What is your life’s plan? Have you heard these statements all your life? Okay, let’s start over, hello beautiful! You are in a season where everything around you seems ugly. That’s because you haven’t taken off the ugly duckling mask and allowed for your perspective to change. You have yet to realize you have transformed into a beautiful swan. So what your life hasn’t gone the direction you thought, it was because the path and journey was revealing the beauty in “process”.
You are wondering why your finances are not where you desire? It’s because God wanted you to really see the beauty in trusting only him. You don’t really feel pretty? It’s because you haven’t handed over the built up ashes of past hurt, pain and guilt and traded them in for the beauty that only comes from God. Quite frankly, it has clouded your eyes from seeing the true beauty that God has placed in the beholder. That mate hasn’t found you yet? It’s because God wouldn’t dare allow another man to have intimate time with this beautiful creature without walking and mastering the beauty of “singleness”. So peers have overlooked and underestimated you, it’s because God didn’t allow them to see the treasure in the earthly vessel before its time.
So swan, remember you are beautiful, you are smart, you are the head and not the tail. You have an expected end. No GOOD thing would your Heavenly Father withhold from you. Your future is bright. Thank you ugly duckling for allowing me to see that my perspective is what kept me back for so long. I have shed those old skins long time ago. Thank you for allowing me to be able to recognize other ducklings struggling in their old mask. So now I dream, I inspire, I influence. I know that that I am the salt of the earth. Goodbye ugly duckling. Hello swan, your smile is contagious because your future is before you. Goodbye past and every lie that you ever told me. Hello beauty that protrudes from the inside to the outside. Hello world, you are the ONE that someone needs.
No Longer the Ugly Duckling