You’re Perfect Just the Way You Are
Most of us here are girls and have probably struggled with our self image at one point or another. I was a big victim and always needed my friends or parents to approve of me in terms of my education, my career, and my relationships. I used to enjoy being doted on so much because it gave me the pride to feel confident about myself. Despite that, I did not actually like who I am because I depended too much on compliments from people. Compliments are always nice and lovely to receive, but they should be accepted with a smile rather than sought after. In a way, they should be treats, not meals.
One of the most common lines you may have heard in cases of low self-esteem is “You’re perfect just the way you are.” A lot of girls have trouble believing this because they look in the mirror and immediately disagree with that comment. Or, they are hearing it from their teachers while their parents still tell them they’re no good. I know some girls who will only believe they are perfect when the boys they like say it.
However, as cliche as the statement is, it actually holds a lot of validity. It’s in fact one actual truth in a world of very little assurance to what will happen next. To each of you reading this post, you are perfect whether or not you see it in the mirror or in the eyes of other people. Why?
Because you were not born into the world to please others or fulfill their lives.
- You were not born to make your parents feel great about themselves for having raised a beautiful daughter married to a high-status man candy.
- You were not born to give your parents grandchildren. Seriously.
- You were not born for the pleasure of men or how a man wants you to be for his sake.
- You were not born to be stabbed by others for not pleasing them.
- You were not born for someone else’s sake.
You were born for just one reason, and it’s to make a change in a world that believes people are not worthy. I’ve spent too many years struggling with who I am because I was always told I’m not good enough and that it’s all my fault, while I didn’t understand why because I never did anything. No, it never was my fault. A person who feels the need to make comments about someone else not being good enough needs to re-evaluate himself or herself first. And there’s a difference between pointing out a human mistake verses making a person feel worthless.
Each person is already perfect the way he or she is despite his or her flaws because “perfection” is a word made up by people to uphold things rather than accept and make them better. We are perfectly flawed beings who want to make ourselves and our world better.
My worth is found in God alone because through Him I learned to love myself in 10 months when I couldn’t at all for 22 years. It doesn’t mean I don’t still struggle with everything I just wrote about, but now I can wake up every day knowing I’m good enough to battle it all.
Where do you find your worth? Leave me a comment, send me a Twitter message, etc.
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