Lucky Scars.


“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

- Proverbs 19:21


I used to hide my scars because I thought they were ugly badges of shame. Now, I don’t cover them up because each one has a unique story that contributed to who I am today.

When I was about 6-years-old, I was so anxious to get the training wheels off my bike. I wanted to be like the big kids—my older sister and brother.

So I started the process to learn how to ride a “big girl” bicycle. My dad took me outside to practice and held onto the handlebars as I pedaled my bike. This is easy.

Then, he told me that he was going to let go. Wait, no, not yet. He let go, and I couldn’t keep the bike steady. Luckily, he caught my wobbly bike before I fell.

I kept practicing until I finally was able to keep the bike steady without daddy holding the handles. I was a big girl now!

One day, I was riding my big girl bike with my sister and brother around the corner from our house, and I fell off as I turned the corner. There was blood everywhere. So, of course, I did what big girls do in those situations... I ran home crying to mommy.

As my mom treated my cuts, I started screaming because the peroxide she was using dripped on a deeper wound that we didn’t see—it was by my elbow. That wound left a scar that I still have today.

I was listening to a speaker last week who spoke about our “lucky scars.” I never heard anyone call a scar lucky before and thought that was a great spin.

We all have lucky scars. Some scars are visible and some are implanted in our hearts.

Our scars are lucky because out of all the people in the world, God allowed us to bear them, which means He has a plan to use them for His glory. They are a blessing in disguise and a result of the process to shape us into the masterpieces that God created us to be.

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

- Proverbs 19:21

I don't know about you, but I had a plan for my life. None of my plans included pain—no surprise there. What I found out, though, is that pain brings out our greatest power.

And our greatest power doesn't come from us, it comes from God. His strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Cor. 12:9).

God has an amazing plan for your life.

You might look at your past or scars as an ugly badge of shame like I once did, but God sees them as a beautiful, unfinished work of art. Your scars are beautiful.

Embrace your lucky scars because they give you an opportunity to be a blessing to someone else because of them. Don't hide them, share them.

Share how you're stronger and more resilient because of them. Share how they may be a result of a painful situation, but praise God that you're still alive today. Share how they've taught you how to trust in God daily and how your faith is stronger because of them.

Your scars don't just belong to you. They belong to all the people who will be inspired to move forward because of your testimony.

Your scars are a blessing, and so are you.

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- Mags