One of the things I’ve always struggled with is my self esteem. I look around at other girls my age and think:
I think this happens to everyone in life. Heck, I still struggle with it. But there comes a time when you have to fight those thoughts with positivity.
When those thoughts start to come into my head, I have to just remind myself of Psalm 139:14. Most people know the verse in the King James Version, which reads:
However, I love studying the Bible under the New Living Translation and love the way it interprets this scripture:
This verse is simple, but it reminds me that God made me this specific way for a specific purpose. No, I may not look like this person or be as talented as someone else, but I am perfect for the assignment that God has on my life, and that’s all that matters! If I was to look a certain way or have certain abilities, I may not be able to complete my mission.
So I say all of that to say this: Don’t compare yourself to others, that only makes life harder. Embrace who you are and who God created you as. The Bible says that we are created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27), so we are all beautiful and unique in our own way. Create your own path and help others learn to love themselves!