“You’re worth more.” I genuinely wish we as WOMEN actually believed this as much as we tend to throw this sometimes viewed “cliche” around. Its crazy how quickly we’re able to encourage someone about believing how much they’re worth, and how quickly we tend to forget it applies to US as well.
I grew up quite insecure, not really loving myself or appreciating parts of me. It was evident by the kind of friends I WOULD surround myself with, ones who i let define me, and the kind of remarks I WOULD make about myself. Remarks like, “You’re pretty…just not Meagan Good pretty.” Hahaha it sounds entirely too funny when I think about it. Like really? “Meagan Good pretty?” haha. Anyway, I think as i grew up, I began to realize that how you view yourself is also a clear depiction of what YOU allow in your life. Because I did not see myself as “Megan Good pretty” (LOL) I let friends walk all over me, I let guys validate my worth, by how i let them treat me. It wasn’t until I decided to search the scriptures on the importance of where MY worth lies and how to LOVE and see me through the one who CREATED me. How to LOVE every part of ME.
Psalm 139:13-15 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. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
- After reading this verse, It was SO clear to me and It was like a veil was removed from my eyes. I was able to realize that I do not have to be “Meagan Good pretty” to feel loved accepted or pretty. All I needed to know was that God made me how i was ought to be. I am wonderfully made. Every part of me is wonderful. I am not a mistake. I don’t look like Meagan Good for a reason. (LOL), and that is very much okay, because my beauty is different. Everybody’s beauty is different, as GOD intended it to be.
- This scripture definitely allowed me to UNDERSTAND my worth, and know where it really lies. It lies in the hands of the one who made me. His works are perfect, I am perfect. He took his time with me & you. I feel like once you start to see yourself through the eyes of God, you don’t long to look like anyone else, but yourself.
- Loving yourself and knowing your worth is probably a never ending journey, because you will meet people who you may feel so devoted to, that you let them validate HOW you feel about yourself, but I want to encourage those reading, to never let your view of yourself lie in their power. Understand what God says about you, and never forget you are WONDERFULLY made to look like you, and
ONLYyou, so be at PEACE with that.