Every girl wants to know she's beautiful. She doesn't want to have the knowledge that she was fearfully and wonderfully created, she wants to believe it. It is a truth that she needs to believe.
I'm no different than anyone else. I've got a lot of things to overcome in my life... Believing that I am beautiful an chosen and loved are a few of those things that I need to believe. Overcoming the lie that I'm ugly is high on my priority list.
I've had quite a life of people telling
me I'm " too" something and people I would have thought would have defended me just didn't. There was a time in my life when I thought I was fat and I was a size six because someone told me I had to lose another 25 lbs to be perfect and quite frankly I just think that is plain ridiculous.
There are times when I think "wow you look nice today" and there are times I think "yikes you look like one of those freak shows who don't take care of themselves".
Believing that I'm beautiful doesn't come from what I look like though. Believing that I'm chosen doesn't come from whether someone decided to stick up for me or if a boy thinks I'm cute because I really do think that I'm above average looking even if I'm not a size six. Knowing I'm worthy to be loved comes from knowing and believing that my value comes from God and is not based on what I do but who God created me to be.
The distance between knowing and believing is a distance of about 12-18 inches, and I'm taking the first step.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:13, 14 NIV)