The other night was one of those cry too long about how you look kinda nights. We had just gone out to dinner and decided to walk around the mall after. I found some adorable clothes at
my favorite store and decided to try them on. I held back tears when I saw how I looked in them. The whole ride home I held back tears and by the time I crawled into bed couldn’t hold them back anymore.
I did the worst thing possible in that moment-jumped on the Internet. I scrolled and scrolled and thought why can’t I look like that.
I woke up and realized how much I had it wrong.
I had an amazing dinner date last night. We laughed so hard and I was beyond in love with it all. In one fail swoop a lie of not good enough arrived and took the joy of that night with it.
I choose to give up the amazing night with my husband to a simple statement. “I’m not good enough.”
The thing about this lie, is that it’s truly a lie. It’s one I believe on a daily basis and have to remind myself who I am and who’s I am.
So for all the times you felt that you weren’t good enough, pretty enough, funny enough, nice enough-here’s what I’m telling you (and myself) today.
Simply put. You are a one of a kind. No you don’t look like everyone else because you weren’t meant to. You were meant to stand out and show how amazing God made you to be. You have things to offer this world that no one else can. Don’t hold back your gifts because you believe that they’re supposed to be something else. We need what you have too. It’s all a part of working together to leave this world a better place than when we arrived.
Giant hugs, Mads