You are beautiful.

Many of times I’ve caught myself looking at other women thinking “why can’t I be that skinny?” Or “wow she’s stunning, why can’t I be as pretty as her?” For a very long time, I’ve compared myself to everyone and all it’s done is really put me down.

Every girl has their own flaws. For example, I think Carrie Underwood is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. Like I’m sure I’ve said hundreds of times “if I could look like anyone, it would definitely be Carrie. She’s so beautiful.” And yes, she definitely is beautiful. But I’m sure Carrie looks at herself in the mirror and picks out numerous things that she wants to change about herself.

For instance, the movie Mean Girls, the 3 “Plastics” are standing in Regina George’s bedroom, they are each complaining about some part of their body:

“My hairline is so weird.”

“My pores are huge.”

“My nail beds suck.”

Watching that movie I laugh about how ridiculous they sound, but that’s the most accurate description of women ANY AGE. The “Plastics” in that movie are the popular ones, everyone is looking at them wanting to be just like them. Little does all the other girls know, they have flaws too. They aren’t perfect. No one is.

We feel the need criticize our bodies and cover up our unwanted features. We try to find that perfect mascara to make our eyelashes way too long, that perfect concealer to make people think we don’t even know what a break out is, or that perfect eye-shadow that makes people think we woke up with this “smokey-eye.”

I know if I go out of the house without any makeup, I will feel a big depletion in my self-worth.

But here is what I want you to remember… you are beautiful, you are loved and you are special. I don’t care who you are, what size you are, or what color your skin is. Please do not compare yourself to other women. God made each of us in a specific way for a specific reason.

If your soul is beautiful, then that will radiate brighter than any highlighter you could buy off the makeup shelf. Instead of seeking to find worth from your outward appearance, maybe it’s time we look inward.

“Whenever you feel unloved, unimportant or insecure, remember to whom you belong.

-Ephesians 2:19-22”

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