I Don’t Know What I’m Worth Anymore
Through all of the airbrushed, lightened and photoshopped pictures, it can get pretty cloudy and frustrating for some women to fully embrace who God has called them to be. Let’s be honest, the world has become overly obsessed with unrealistic ideas of what they think a woman should look like or even the way she should carry herself. If we’re truly honest ladies we’ve all been there…Unsure if we’re enough, who will love us and all of our flaws or should we settle for “Fool or Mr. No Good” because we don’t want to be lonely. Then we start to unfairly compare ourselves to Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and the like because that’s what seems to draw every man’s attention, all the while not realizing that we’re not comparing ourselves to those ladies at all…We’re actually comparing ourselves to their representative. That’s right! A FALSE idea of who the world thinks that they are.
I try not to pay too much attention to what’s on TV nowadays but the other day I was watching the Billboard Awards and I couldn’t help but see a trend that has become un-shockingly numb to most of our population. I saw flawless makeup, beautiful hairstyles, memorable performances and I also witnessed some questionable fashion statements. I was actually having a conversation with my grandmother at the time and she couldn’t believe some of the stuff she was seeing either. Ok, I get it. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be beautiful or wear a fashionable dress but when did it become ok to wear hardly anything in public? My grandmother raised me to always leave something to the imagination and leave some things for your husband’s eyes only. Sure, I may be a little old fashioned but I still think those same morals can be applied in this era.
Whoever is reading this, I just want you to know that you don’t have to lessen your value in order to be beautiful. You don’t have to post explicit pictures of yourself all over social media to gain the attention of people you’re probably never going to personally meet and you definitely don’t have to sleep with someone to prove that you’re enough. LISTEN TO ME! YOU ARE ALWAYS ENOUGH! You’re GORGEOUS, ONE OF A KIND and ROYALTY. You’re worth is not based off of how many followers you have on Instagram or Twitter. You’re UNIQUE, SMART and in spite of what you’ve been told, YOU ARE WORTHY OF LOVE. Don’t ever allow anyone including yourself, to fill your head with thoughts of doubt.
YOU ARE POWERFUL
YOU ARE STRONG
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
YOU ARE AMAZING
YOU ARE LOVED
YOU ARE CHERISHED
YOU ARE GOD’S HEARTBEAT AND…
YOU ARE WORTHY OF GOD’S BEST