When you wake up in the morning and look at yourself, what do you see? What do you say about yourself? Do you love you for you, or are you being someone you’re not to impress someone else? We live in a world where being you is weird and different, but being someone you’re not is so called “fake”
Yes, I know. Trust me, and I’ll be 100% honest with you. I do not love everything about myself. I could make a list about things I would love to change, but when I begin to think about what I wanna look like, it doesn’t even look like me anymore. Social media has been a big impact on the view I have for myself. We see the perfectly photoshopped side of the models, who are portrayed as perfect and what every boy wants. We see the big butts, and big boobs, small waist and never do they have any flaws. God did not make us to look “slim thick” he made us to look exactly how he wanted.
Being you is beautiful. This morning I woke up and went to school with absolutely no makeup and natural straight as a board hair. These happen to be my favorite days, but don’t get me wrong, I also love to get dressed up and experiment with my makeup and hair. The key factor to this part of being you is DOING IT FOR YOU AND ONLY YOU! I do not wake up in the morning to impress anyone but myself because who am I kidding, I could care less what someone has to say about what I look like.
1 John 3:1 says ” How great is it knowing we are God’s child”
We are the greatest creation God has made and we are all DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE. 1 Corinthians 12: 14-20 talks about how God placed each and every body part on each and every human exactly where he wanted it, even down to the tiny little freckles you may have on you somewhere. He placed it there with a purpose and a reason. How cool is that?!
Loving yourself and how you look is an important part of your health and I know one thing we all do… compare ourselves to others. It’s okay, I have done it too. Someone is either prettier, has something better, is more fit then you and even might just be more popular than you, but the truth is; someone will always be better than you at something. You just have to accept it, but that doesn’t make you any less of a person, it doesn’t make you any less beautiful.
Psalm 139:14 says “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are beautiful”
God right there, in that single verse has called you fearful, wonderful and beautiful. YOU are his work, YOU are his masterpiece. 💞
A few more versus dealing with self love or confidence:
- Ephesian 2:10
- Genesis 1:27
- Ephesian 1:4
- Hebrews 10:35-36
The beginning of high school for me was rough. I had little confidence, I didn’t hate myself and I never have, but I didn’t feel the best about myself as I do now. My first mistake was my friends. I had friends who instead of helping me love me for me, agreed with the things that I didn’t enjoy. A major tip for you is to find yourself friends who love you for you. Who help you grow as the person you are and want to be by your side through all your challenges, not just your ups in life. A major reminder is; if you have to change to be their friend or to fit in. YOU DO NOT BELONG THERE.
A few more tips I have for you that I did for myself are:
- Standing in front of the mirror every morning and telling myself that I am beautiful and that I am God’s masterpiece. THERE IS NOBODY LIKE ME.
- Point out everything you love about yourself, tell yourself that you love it.
- Point out the things you do not like and remind yourself that those things make you, you. You have no flaws in God’s eyes.
- Tell yourself that you are LOVED, you are WANTED and that you are IMPORTANT.
- Leave notes around your room, even make your room just the way you want it, something that symbolizes you.
GOD IS YOUR ONLY JUDGE and he will love you no matter what you look like or what you feel. You are his creation and you are his work of art. Never let yourself forget that.
1 Samuel 16:17 says, “for a man looks at the appearance while the Lord looks at the heart”
Why let something change you when you know how valuable you truly are. Be unique and always be yourself. Remember to smile because you are truly worth a million bucks. 😍