Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Dear Low Self-Esteem

Dear Low Self-Esteem,

Listen close, because I have something to tell you, something every girl should know.  It is something that so few women make it into adulthood really believing, but is true nonetheless. You are beautiful.  Heart-wrenchingly so.  I know this in my very core, and I wish you did, too.  How do I know this, you might ask?  Because of the image you bear.
You are beautiful because God made you so, both internally and externally. You are beautiful because you were created with His perfect plan in mind, knit together in your Mother’s womb (just ask her, I’m sure she has the stretch marks to prove it) by the hands of one who doesn’t ever make mistakes.

Your beauty shines from you.  Just look in the mirror.  You can see character and spirit shining through your gorgeously unique eyes.  No, no, don’t start trying to convince me they aren’t gorgeous or unique, because they are.  Your eyes are a window into your soul, and your soul is a beautiful thing.  And guess what, your iris patterns are one of a kind.  No one else has one quite like yours.

You are beautiful because you were bought with a price.  The Most High declared you worth more than rubies.  You were worth dying for.  That is how beautiful and precious you are.

Always remember this. When the world tells you that you’re not enough, you’re lacking, or you’re deficient in some way, look to the one who created you and know that these lies offer only counterfeits of true beauty. What this world offers is vanity and a feasting of self. You are beautiful.  You are beautiful the way God made you.  There were no accidents.  He didn’t give you the nose He did because He made a mistake.  He said you were beautiful.   You always have been and you always will be. You are of infinite value.
Your beauty has been bestowed upon you by God Himself. To deny your beauty is to spit on Christ and tell Him He made a mistake.  To say you aren’t worth it is to say He spilled His blood for nothing. 

Dear Low Self-Esteem, don’t let the world’s lies become what you see.  You are beautiful, and you are so worth it.  So when you look in the mirror, make sure you look at the image you see through the eyes of your savior.  Oh dear Low Self-Esteem, remember that when you accepted Christ, you were no longer Low Self-Esteem, but Child of the One True King.


  1. Thank you so much for writing this - such a beautiful article!

    The line "To deny your beauty is to spit on Christ and tell Him He made a mistake." really stood out to me and was a very challenging reminder of something my mum has said so often to me or my sisters when we get into one of those 'I'm so ugly, I wish I was pretty, I'm gonna go eat worms' fits that, sadly, us females are inclined to fall into. And the very act of falling into this state is saying that God didn't know what He was doing when He made us, and thus we decrease Christ and His sovereignty and Lordship in our lives. So serious!

    This article was a great blessing to me and a message that so desperately needs to be shared to all of us young ladies!!

    Your blog is so beautiful!! :)

  2. Thank you so much for writing this, my dear. It really blessed me; those reminders I find never go astray. :)

    So very true, Emily. I think it must be deeply saddening to God for Him to hear us denying our beauty after He created us and said what He saw was good.

    You know what is not beautiful? Deception. When people pretend to be something so that they are liked, or they fake who they are. The prettiest person in the world who pretends to be everything that they are not, are the truly ugly ones. True beauty are the people who live the way God created them to. You can tell - what is more beautiful than a genuine smile? :)

  3. So right Bushmaid! To think how many times we have grieved the Lord. Totally agree, deception and untruth are so awfully ugly, and living a life of untruth (be that faking, being two-faced, or denying the God given gifts and roles He has given to you) just amplifies the ugliness of the sinful nature. To live a life solely surrendered and set-apart is the essence of true beauty - for such a life will reflect the beauty of Christ.... to be filled with Christ through the Spirit - what additional 'make-up' does a girl need, then to wear a genuine smile, that will indeed show the whole world a glimpse of the True Beauty of Christ?! :) :)

  4. Amen! :D Exactly right, there. :)

  5. This is wonderful, Kaitlyn. Thanks so much for writing it - we all need a reminder every now and then. :)

  6. Oh my word, this is so for me today. I was so deeply touched by this- you have no idea how much I needed it! Thank you for speaking God's words.

    1. This does my heart good to hear. Sometimes it is hard to post blog posts that are controversial, and hearing that it was what someone needed that day... it does me good. :D

  7. Awww. *loves this post* ^_^


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