Vivian Deborah Stephens is a bad, blessed and highly favored mother, wife, educator, and author. Below is a sample of her beautiful poetry taken from her latest book, "Deep Water in a Shallow Well."
The central thing
You need to understand is
That God sees you—right now.
In all the beauty and splendor
That He created in you…
And not through some haze
Or smoke and mirrors
Which distort and diminish
The value of your being!
Stop measuring yourself
by man’s perverted standards
Of beauty, brains and worth.
Man only manufactures scales by which
He can benefit himself…
T he measures he employs
are vain and superficial.
No wise man can
Accurately access the value of another.
A person’s true worth isn’t gauged
By external valuations.
Neither can the shepherding of souls
nor the donation of goods,
alter your stature and importance in God’s eyes…
To Him, you’ll never be any greater
than you are at this very moment!
Learn to see yourself as God sees you— A reflection of himself .
You were not created to be a carbon copy of the world—
But, you were endowed with qualities
Crafted and uniquely suited for your divine purpose.
And if that’s not
What you see
When you’re looking at yourself…
Then, you are looking in the wrong mirror.
Vivian Deborah Stephens