For a long time I didn’t think I was beautiful…..
At one point my insecurities were so strong that they drowned out who I really was and how I saw myself. Making me believe that I was ugly or unattractive because I was not the norm. Checking off a proverbial box of the features I thought I needed in order to feel worthy.
Not being the skinny, light skinned girl with curls all the way down my back took a toll on my self esteem for a long time.
My parents would tell me that I was beautiful, but it took a long time for me to believe them. To believe and appreciate that my beautiful Ghanaian features were all I needed.
How many of us have felt this way? Looking in the mirror and not liking what we see.
Pointing out supposed flaws and believing what the world portrays as beautiful is not us.
That feeling can leave one feeling low and can slowly chip away at their confidence.
After maturing in age and in God, I started to become more confident in myself. I realized that the features I saw in the mirror as negatives were actually positives because they made me special….they made me unique…they made me who I am. I made a choice to embrace all facets of myself. To love the image that God created.
Self love isn’t always an easy thing. At times those insecurities can pop up and bring you back to a negative space, but sometimes you have to make a choice to love yourself even when you’re at your lowest point. A choice to believe that God made no mistakes when He created you.
If you only take away one thing from this post, please remember that there is no one as unique and beautiful as you. Love every fiber of who you are!
“You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way” -Song of Solomon 4:7 NLT