You are SO Beautiful!

Have you ever known a girl who was just so beautiful and had such an attractive personality in her own way, but … she just couldn’t see it? In fact, maybe she even thought she was ugly … or dumb … or annoying … and maybe she wanted to be somebody else! Maybe that girl …

Maybe that girl … was you?

That girl was me.

Surrounded by what society calls “beauty”, I looked around, and saw that everyone else had clearer skin. Everyone else had skinny legs. Everyone else had a crush who liked them back (Presumably because of their looks.) And then there was me.

Can I tell you something, little girl with a crown? What you are doing is comparing yourself to others. And each of those girls are comparing themselves to you. And you are both coming up on the short end because you don’t realize that God made you YOU and even if you weren’t born with your struggles, get this: The YOU that God made is gonna have to put up with the hard times as well as the good times. And God will help you! He loves and won’t leave you hanging!

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 (emphasis mine)

And listen: If God is for you, than who can stand against you? Don’t let the world stand against you! Don’t measure yourself by their standards. Trust in God. Commit yourself to developing a beautiful character, an inner beauty.

Little girl with a crown, you are God’s child, and he will give you the desires of your heart … when you seek first His kingdom and righteousness.

I know it’s hard to wait, hard to be different, hard to keep going, hard to change your thinking … But you can choose to let the hard things make you better. Diamonds are formed under intense pressure. In the same way, your pressures can crush you, or it can create a sparkling beauty.

Things to avoid …

  • Stop comparing yourself to other girls. Every time you catch yourself, chastise yourself. Tell God, “Thank you for your beautiful creation. We are both beautiful because we are made in YOUR image.”
  • Don’t make the situation worse. If you are REALLY down in the dumps about your weight, acne, school, or something more serious, seek help! Talk to your parents or a caring friend, do a little research, you could even talk to me!πŸ˜‰ Seriously … you are not alone!

Step 1 – KNOW that outward beauty is second to inward beauty. Inner beauty is oh-so-important and comes FIRST.

Step 2 – LIVE what you KNOW. Work on your inner beauty. It’s okay to wear make-up and care about your clothing and try to look nice, but really cultivate your inner beauty. Let your inner beauty shine through the clothes you’re wearing. Let your happiness and contentment give your skin a glow.

Step 3 – Wait on Yahweh, and be strong. It takes strength and patience to wait, and these are both elements of inner beauty. Find a role model (your mom, aunt, even a friend) who shows you what inner beauty looks like.

I’ve been there, done that. I’m here for you, girl!!

Stay strong in the Word.

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16 thoughts on “You are SO Beautiful!

  1. joy

    This was super inspiring. You are gorgeous and amazing!!! I feel like every girl and guy has felt insecure in their own body. I know I have an still do. Everyone needs to realize that their is only one of them and they are special!

    ❀

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    • makaylajesalyn

      Oh my goodness THANK you gal!! That’s so sweet of you, I appreciate it so much!! (Yes, you’re so right about how everyone is uniquely them. I should make a post on that. Thanks for the idea! πŸ˜‚)
      But seriously, thanks so much for the encouragement!! πŸ’— you always, Beautiful!
      πŸ’—πŸ€— Makayla

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  2. Megan

    I love this so much! Like, SO much!!! I think it is so important to know first and foremost our identity in Christ and to see yourself how he sees you (fearfully and wonderfully made and so on), not how the world might see you. This is so inspiring and reassuring and beautiful! Thank you Makayla! ✨🀩

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  3. Noelle

    I LOVED this post!! I honestly was feeling down in the dumps today, so it was a great reminder! πŸ˜„I also love 1 Peter 3:4 — “Let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”

    Also, I just found your blog, and I LOVE IT!! You’ve done such a great job! You’re posts are super encouraging! ❀️

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