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Extreme Insecurity & Being Comfortable In My Own Skin?? Help me please. :(

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shiningstar7

shiningstar7

Sorry that this is long by the way.

So all my life I’ve had this gap between my two front teeth and it’s the worst thing to me. I don’t know why I have it but things got worse when my gum started to grow in between it. I can’t get braces or anything until after I get a surgery to remove the gum. My family has insurance and all but we’re in a tight spot and I feel guilty asking them to spend so much money on this. The gap is ruining my life. Since I was little, I’ve been consciously aware of it and it’s SO hard for me to smile, talk, laugh, or do anything that requires me to open my mouth. It feels like when people look at me, that’s all they see and stare at it so I automatically get so awkward and self-conscious. I think it’s because of that I am so introverted and awkward now. I can’t help it. People think I’m a good girl and so brave but I struggle so much with this especially and nobody knows about it. I’m that person to not show others the bad things I struggle with it and bottle it up with myself and in my room where I cry my heart out. It’s so hard in yearbook pictures and when they say to smile with my teeth and I can’t and won’t because I get so insecure about it. My non-gap smile is even more awkward. I don’t what to do about this and honestly I just need some help and prayer. I know God made me beautiful in his sight and I am fearfully and wonderfully made and all that….but it’s just so hard to live in a society where people judge you based on appearances. Also, at church, I saw someone watching a video and then exclaimed that the girl in the video was so creepy and ugly because of the gap and she should get braces and I almost ran out of the room and cried right there because I felt like this friend of mine didn’t even notice me standing right there who also has a gap. But I laughed it off even if I wanted to just crawl up in a hole and die. When I went home, I sobbed forever. I need some serious advice. Also, I’m not the type to easily trust others with my own issues because I feel like my issues are petty compared to people who have nothing and all that….and talk to someone else…so please don’t tell me to do that….

March 20, 2015 at 22:22
Nate

Nate

Actually, I think that tooth gaps are really cute! No really! I am not just making that up, either! Before I had braces I had a big gap between my teeth. I loved it! I actually felt bad that my ortho had to get rid of it. :\ There are some people who actually get spacers put between their front teeth for that gap.
By the way, I have a fairly handsome older brother (not single, sorry lol) who couldn’t agree more with me! He told me totally randomly that he loved it when girls had gaps between their teeth.

I guess that what I am trying to say is that you shouldn’t feel bad that you don’t look exactly like everyone else. I think that your tooth gap looks different and unique! I have relatively muscular legs, for a while I felt bad about them, I wanted them to be thin, like all of my friends, but now I really and truly think that they are one of my best features! So embrace your uniqueness! Not everyone will like your difference, though, but don’t get discouraged! Everyone finds different things attractive!

March 21, 2015 at 17:13
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

I have a gap between my teeth too! It’s cute! Some people purposely create gaps between their teeth FYI (I’m not advocating that though it sounds painful and dangerous lol!) And certain models have been cast specifically because they had “unperfect” teeth.

March 30, 2015 at 12:05
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Rachelinaa

Hey girl! I know you already know the verses, my suggestion would be to actually sit down pray and tell God what you’re feeling and ask Him to help you to see exactly what He means by these verses so that you will actually allow yourself to believe them! (I’m not saying you’re not a believer btw I mean that way you actually believe you’re beautiful despite the world). And I know it’s hard to live in this world and find yourself beautiful but the truth is the world has a messed up view of beauty and you my friend are a beautiful work of God!! It’s easier said than done but I’ll pray for you!

Also btw I really love the song try by Colbie caillat and the video is great!

April 21, 2015 at 20:15
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Rachelinaa

And the song made by hawk Nelson!!! Please please listen to this one!

April 21, 2015 at 20:15
emilylk94

emilylk94

There is this article I saw the other day about it. Best thing to do is rock it! your ‘flaw’ is what makes you unique and beautiful. There are models that have a gap and they look beautiful in it. If someone ever says something negative about it just point that out. You could try a little bit of lip gloss or tint to really bring out your smile. I know that it is hard after feeling so insecure about it but just try to embrace it for a day and see what happens. http://www.buzzfeed.com/juliegerstein/19-gorgeous-people-with-gap-teeth#.rs2AdDMmJ

April 22, 2015 at 21:45
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littlesunshine5

Hey! I have been there and I know how you feel. You are definitely not alone in this, I think every girl has something they don’t like about themselves. My favourite thing that I do when I feel insecure is type in google bible verses about true beauty and then read it over and over. Then I close my eyes and picture God and I sitting somewhere peaceful and Him saying that exact verse to me. Because the bible is God’s words and God’s message to us. Those words are Him telling us the real truth. Maybe right the verse down and put it on your wall or as a screensaver. It will keep reminding you that you are beautiful from the inside out and that you are so loved by God no matter what. And that is the most important thing you can ever know.
So, I know it is really hard especially in the society we live in today, but really try to have a positive and loving mindset. Be kind to yourself.Treat yourself like you would treat your own daughter, what would you say to her? I would say that people will remember you for who you are as person, not what you look like.
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. (1 Peter 3:3-4)
Even though I don’t know you, I believe in you.
I will keep you in my prayers!

June 19, 2015 at 18:41
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