We all deal with insecurities in our life at some point. Whether it’s with our jobs, our relationships, our hobbies, our bodies, or even the way we dress. I have struggled back and forth several times with feelings of insecurity. I still struggle with it at times when my focus is lost or I get distracted by someone else’s life. We all want that beautiful and perfect life of traveling to new places, having the best relationships, lots of money, or the best job. I love this quote from Stasi Eldridge’s book Captivating, “We desire to possess a beauty that is worth pursuing, worth fighting for, a beauty that is core to who we truly are. We want beauty that can be seen; beauty that can be felt; beauty that affects others; a beauty all our own to unveil.” Honestly, we live in an imperfect world full of imperfect people. So no one can ever have that “perfect” life. It may look like several of us have it all together on social media, because you only see the highlights, but deep down we all struggle with things in our life. I wanted to share with you all my journey with dealing with my own insecurities and how I have been able to overcome them.
I have dealt with insecurities my whole life from being a high school girl who was bullied to a college girl who was bullied, and now as a fashion blogger and comparing myself to other bloggers. It is honestly SO difficult being a woman sometimes. Always comparing ourselves to others and wanting to be that person on social media who is living the “perfect” life or what we perceive to be the perfect life. On top of that, being a vocalist at my church, I deal with comparing myself to others as well. It can be so difficult to not let these feelings take over my mind. As a blogger, I often find myself saying my following is nothing like that girl’s and I wish I could have that many followers. However, it is unhealthy for us to stay in that mindset. I always remind myself of who I am when I am feeling this way.
We are beautiful and created in the image of God. We are loved unconditionally by God and seen as a beautiful bride on her wedding day. My favorite book of all time to read was Captivating by Stasi Eldridge. In that book, it talks a lot about our value found in Christ. One of my favorite quotes is this, “He made you you – on purpose. You are the only you – ever. Becoming ourselves means we are actively cooperating with God’s intention for our lives, not fighting him or ourselves.” (Stasi Eldridge) We are seen as the most precious treasure and as a princess that God has rescued. When I think of a princess, I think of someone who is beautiful, kind, generous, confident, but most of all loved because of who she is on the inside. Just remember that you are so loved and seen as a beautiful person regardless of how you feel or others try to make you feel. So don’t let those insecurities drag you down or tell you who you are, but be confident in yourself. It doesn’t matter how many followers you have, how many friends you have, how much money you have, or how good of a job you have. None of those things matter in life, because when they are all stripped away you are just you and God loves you just as you are.
I hope this encourages you all in some way! I know that it is difficult and takes time to get rid of those thoughts and insecurities about ourselves. Remind yourself everyday that you are truly loved and God loves you just as you are. Hope you all have a great week!