Every girl has a problem with themselves, if its "how my legs look" or "I'm not pretty enough," every girl finds somthing they don't like about their body. For me it was my beauty. it wasnt good enough, I felt uncomfortable going places without makeup and I wanted to fit in. The world around me was constantly telling me that I was not pretty enough. Just look at billbords, TV shows or the covers of books. All the girls are beautiful, tan and extra small. I wanted to look that way. After a little while of trying to fit in a good friend of mine was talking to a couple of girls and I, she was telling us how we don't have to try being beautiful, we already were in Gods eyes (Genesis 1:27 tells us, "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female.") Proverbs 31:3o helps me alot when I start feeling unbeautiful, it says "Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised." God loves you so much and you are so beautiful to him!
I'm so thankful I have a friend like Racehl who is willing to share her struggles with all of us! I want to hear your stories, too. I would love to know how you struggled and how you overcame your negative self image (your image of your personality or body) by allowing God to work through you and heal you. Please submit your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may select some of you to be featured on the blog at the end of April!