"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
How many beautiful works of art have come from a plain old rock? Many have trouble seeing past their circumstances or their flaws, but God sees a masterpiece. A beautiful creation that does not recognize itself for what is it, God breathed. I hear so many women put themselves down that if it was coming from a friend they would break off that friendship, they are in a self made prison of abuse. That might seem like a harsh word, but I believe we don't realize our capabilities and that causes sorrow in the spirit realm. When you bash on the beauty that God has made then you are saying that God messed up, rejecting the one who made you. God does not make mistakes! Being able to love yourself because God made you is not selfish, it is acceptance. Only then can we be the person God wants us to be and get on with the work that He has given us. How can you pour out love to others if you have no love at all? You will pour out whatever is inside of you. The enemy knows that if he can keep us distracted with ourselves then we will not focus on God. There is no shortage of people who are so focused on themselves that they may never get around to His work. See the beauty in ordinary things, see the beauty in you and those around you that that world has forgotten.