June 5, 2012

Guest Post: Self Worth

Show some love for Brooke! She wrote this post, and I loved it! Most of you know I did the series "Through the Eyes of a Teenager"... well this post is really similar to one that I did. Thought I'd share what she wrote.
Right now more than ever, the world screams at us how to be perfect. How to lose 15 pounds, How to get flawless skin, Buy the newest fashionable clothing, Go along with the crowd, Get swept up in fads, You have to have a boyfriend to be cool...on and on it goes. We start believing it. Suddenly we are fat and ugly. It hurts-this I know.
We give into it. Because it's so hard. We deprive our bodies of food and feel like a dumb wannabe that just is not good enough. It rules our lives-the need to be perfect, good enough, and wanted.
It eventually breaks us down. We don't gain;we lose. But it is a secret. Because when you have a problem, you are "not cool". We bottle it up & fake it.
You don't need a boyfriend to be cool. You aren't perfect, but no one was except Jesus. You are gorgeous. You do make mistakes, but you are human. YOU ARE WORTH MORE THAN GOLD!!
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.-2 Corinthians 4:18. You are just right in His eyes. Jesus loves you beyond comprehension!

By: Brooke at Endless Grace