Just a reminder: place your value in God
We often find it so much easier to put ourselves down than to appreciate the amazing things that we encompass. When we focus on ridiculing parts of ourselves, it limits us from seeing the beauty others see. We need to stop seeking validation from others. We need to stop placing all our worth in the values of other people. We need to accept the reality that we will never be able to please everyone. Dita Von Teese illustrates it perfectly: “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches”.
If a group of people compliments you somehow, naturally you feel really good about yourself. However, all it takes is for one person to say they don’t like your outfit and that emotionally impacts us the most. Why do we let a single negative comment outweigh compliments? We need to stop resonating on those things that hinder our happiness – no matter what it is. "Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out," (Romans 12:2, NIV).
I want to encourage you to place your value and worth not in people, money or society’s idea of beauty, nor in these worldly and materialistic things, but firmly place it within God.
Prayer for today: Dear God, please help me to plant my identity and worth firmly within you. Amen.