Maybe you're struggling with those same thoughts. I sure did. There was a time when I slumped over in front of my mirror, tears streaming down my face, wondering if I was actually pretty or not. I kind you not, my heart broke. Those years from 5th grade all the way through the middle of my 8th grade year, I felt less than. I remember wearing sweatshirts to school all the time and a messy bun because I felt like giving up. I felt like no one would even notice me if I did try anyways. Which was a total lie that Satan manipulated me into believing. You see, he's the author of confusion and God is not (1 Corinthians 14:33).
I'm giving you examples from my life because I know that maybe you reading this blogpost are struggling with looking in the mirror and seeing yourself for who you truly are. And maybe you don't know who to talk to. That's why I'm here. I desire to help you out friend. For years I felt so discouraged in my image, which resulted in me giving up on trying.
I remember in either my 9th or 10th grade I was listening to my Bible teacher give a lecture. I have no idea as to what the topic we were discussing was about now, but I remember the camera zooming in on my teacher's face. (I'm homeschooled btw, that's why I was watching my class lol.) He stared into the camera and said these words:
My heart stopped and my breath hitched. So many of us get lost in social media, in comparison, in petty life ways that we truly forget what beauty is all about. You see, your worth has nothing to do with your outer appearance. It has to do with knowing who you are, and who you were created to be. Because you have a purpose that excels beyond your physical image. God made you and designed you before you were even in your mother's womb. How dare we criticize the very art that He created? Do we look at the stars and say they're stupid? Do we look at the rainbow colored sunset and say that it's ugly? Of course not! So then, why do we stop to question if we're special? if we're beautiful? God breathed the very breath of life into us!
Your key verse is Psalm 139:14.
"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."
Hi there! I'm Katlyn Grace and welcome to the advice section. Here we get real. These blogposts are written from my heart to yours. And I pray that they encourage your heart and bring joy to your soul. I warmly invite you to join me on this journey with the Lord!