Normally, I’m not insecure. I don’t find myself to be unattractive but then again I have my days. It’s not very often when I look in the mirror and am disappointed with the way I look. But some days, some gloomy, miserable days, I’ll look in the mirror and point out all my flaws and imagine that I am someone else looking at me and I rate myself and decide how pretty I am to others. I usually feel pretty confident.
But, today I was not looking at a mirror but instead I was looking at a picture of myself. This picture was taken at an angle that I cannot see myself in the mirror from. This angle was as if someone was sitting on my right side looking at me while I am looking forward. The “flaw” that stuck out at me the most was my neck. I do not have a defined jaw bone or a defined chin. I hardly even have a chin when you see me from the side. This is my least favorite thing about myself.
As I looked at this picture, I could hear all the discouraging words running through my mind. “That is ugly”, “Everyone thinks a chin like that is gross”, “You are not pretty with a chin like that”, etc.. This picture was also taken when I had my hair up, I had worked a 12 hour shift that day and spent the day running around outside and I was exhausted. After looking at this picture, I got up and went to a mirror. I studied my face and looked at my chin. I pulled back some of the skin to see what I would look like and I thought to myself, “I would look weird like that”. Then I thought to myself, “This chin of mine is what makes me who I am”. The more I thought about it, the more I felt the holy ghost. I understood that God had placed that thought in my mind.
God has created us perfectly. We are beautiful just the way He made us. Psalms 139:14 says we are fearfully and wonderfully made. What we think are imperfections, God sees them as beautiful perfections. God made no mistakes while creating you.
You. Are. Beautiful.