Does my hair look okay? Is my make-up smeared? Do my clothes look cute enough? Are my curves in the “right” places?
Self-doubt, self-image, and self-consciousness are the leading causes of depression in teens, and studies have shown that girls fall into depression easier than guys. You might often worry that how you look or what you do isn’t good enough for yourself or other people.
In the Bible, there are tons of scriptures to encourage you to see yourself as the beautiful daughter of God that you are – like Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV), “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, everyone of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”
So, we know that God knew us before we were even thought of. Before anyone on this Earth got a chance to meet you, or even had your first, initial thought, your father in Heaven KNEW everything about you. He loves you no matter what you look like, because He created you in His own image. Romans 12:2 (ESV) says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” No matter what the world may think, it’s never perfect or as good as our God’s image of you.
You are always good enough for him. He loves you and cares for you so much that He desires a relationship with you. So, don’t “rate” yourself, because God has already given you the perfect 10.
My name is Alexa Clark, and I love to write in all sorts of formats, but my favorites are advice articles. Besides writing, I am in the marching band, I run, and I dance. I’ve been a Christian my entire life and love my God with all my heart. I love to live out His word, especially through music and performing.