In today’s society it seems as if “likes” are equal to validation. If your post/pic/story/video/song gets “likes”, then that makes it good. If people like you, you’re cool. If people like what you do, you’re good at it. If people like the way you look, you’re beautiful.
It’s not true.
Yes, it feels good to get likes, on and off social media. I’ve fallen prey to this culture myself.
But your beauty/talent/worth does NOT depend on whether or not you get likes, whether or not others think you’re cool or talented or attractive.
God created you specifically and uniquely to be YOU.
God loves YOU.
YOU are a magnificent creation of the Almighty God and Creator of the Universe.
It doesn’t matter if you’re…
Dark-haired or redheaded
A supermodel or a soccer player
An actress or an engineer.
“fearfully and wonderfully made”
Never forget that you are a beautiful creation, you are loved by the Author of Love, you have the power through Christ, to overcome the world and to achieve the most impossible dreams.
“with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
“we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37
Other people don’t validate you, GOD does.
Other people don’t determine your worth, GOD does.
“Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
What other people think about you doesn’t matter. It matters what YOU think about you and what GOD thinks about you.
When you look in the mirror every day, don’t look at all the faulty things, look at all the GOOD things.
Keep doing it.
Not to become proud, but to gain a healthy self-image and realize your true beauty.
Without God we are nothing. With God we are royal heirs to the kingdom of heaven.
You are a beautiful creation of the Lord, created by Him for a specific purpose, to fill a place in this world that no one else can. Your beauty and worth come from the Lord.
“For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well. My frame wasn’t hidden from you, when I was made in secret, woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them.” Psalm 139:13-16
“Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing; but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious.” 1 Peter 3:3-4
““Aren’t two sparrows sold for an assarion coin? Not one of them falls on the ground apart from your Father’s will, but the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31
You are precious, you are loved, you are able, you are beautiful, you are…“fearfully and wonderfully made.”