From the top of your head to the soles of your feet, you are exactly the man or woman, boy or girl you were created to be. No matter what the tabloids of this world try to say is the ideal man or woman, no matter what your peers say about you. YOU… yes…YOU are PERFECT.
We each are faced with our fair share of challenges in terms of self image, popularity and just fitting in. If fitting in requires you to put someone else down and call them anything less than perfect, is that right or fair and would you want anyone to say those things to you? No, nobody enjoys being thrown to the wolves, so why do we do it? Why do we hurt other people at the expense of making ourselves look better when in reality we only feel worse after the situation has passed and we reflect upon it.
Our day to day lives can be filled with negative all day everyday, but what if I told you that you are loved, you are cared about, you are cherished. When everyone in this world has turned against you there is always someone who is standing beside you holding you up or ready to pick you up and place you back on your feet. He has been beside you from the very moment you were conceived you were not a mistake though people may make you think that, you were given your first breath and every breath there after because you have a purpose, a mission.
“Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (The Message)
God the Father breathed life into your lungs and He wants nothing more then to see you flourish in this life, He wants you to have joy, peace, financial stability, your dreams, your hopes, a future. He does not want to see you hurt, cry, fear, regret or even hide in shame.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised and I am saved from my enemies. Matthew 18:3 (ESV)
He wants to love you and help make your life wonderful and blessed. He created you for a purpose. You may not be the tallest, the skinniest, the brightest or even the best, but you know what thats ok. You are you, your funny laugh, your goofy ways, your dreams, your failures, your thoughts, your hopes, the things you find joy in it is all 110% YOU.
Do not let others create rumors about you, do not let them steal your joy. If they must be rude to you chances are they are jealous of you, and for that I feel sorry for them. Don’t let them get the satisfaction of seeing you fall for their childish games. Don’t let them break your spirit. Do not lash at them and say crude things back, that will only make it worse or bring you to their level. “Kill them with kindness” as my family has always told me.
“Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don’t like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company.” Matthew 5:11-12 (The Message)
Don’t seek revenge or carry a grudge against any of your people.“Love your neighbor as yourself. I am God. Leviticus 19:18 (The Message)
“Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift.” Ephesians 4:29 (The Message)
So again I will say YOU are B-E-A-UTIFUL! You are blessed, you are above and not beneath you are the head and not the tail. No tabloid, no tv show, no person has any right to tell you anything else and if they try remember YOU are more than enough, YOU are more beautiful than any model, YOU are stronger than any situation, YOU are smarter then any wise guy and YOU have a future. You might not know what that future is yet, but you have one and with God by your side it is sure to be an incredible journey. God Bless