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bballgirl123

bballgirl123

I’ve been struggling lately to love a appreciate the way that I look. I don’t really know why, but I’m constantly comparing myself to everyone around me. I always find something wrong. My weight or my face, or just in general the way that I look. I know that I’m perfectly healthy, (three sports will do that to you) but I can’t get over this. I’ve been trying to look at myself through God’s eyes, and see the perfect child of his that he sees, but I’m struggling. Any advice or prayer that y’all can give is great! Thanks, and God bless! 🙂

April 12, 2015 at 11:31
bballgirl123

bballgirl123

and* (proofreading is obviously not my strong suit!) 🙂

April 12, 2015 at 11:32
pinkopal100

pinkopal100

Well, as far what you are trying to do to get out of that mindset you are on the right track. Do your best not to compare yourself to others because that’s toxic. God created you the way you are for a reason and he loves you so much that he died for you personally and wouldn’t change you for anything, mostly because he made you. Try at least once a day to come up with something you like about yourself big or small, that isn’t being vain and it’s certainly not a sin, we should love what God makes, right? Well, he made you so learn to appreciate that. 🙂 I hope this helps a you and you are definitely in my prayers!

April 13, 2015 at 10:54
bballgirl123

bballgirl123

Thank you! This is very encouraging! I found that posting verses around the house and on my desk is also helpful. 🙂

April 13, 2015 at 11:50
brianna-hall

brianna-hall

You definitely are on the right track 🙂 I was in this place not too long ago, and it took me a little bit to change my mindset. I had to pray to God constantly about it! I realized that how I looked was becoming an idol. Instead of praying or reading my bible in the morning, I would weigh myself and look in the mirror to see if I had lost weight or if I looked good. It was crazy. I worked out 3 times a day and ate less food and was trying so hard to get to the point that would “make me happy”, but in the end I knew I would never get there. I had to pray to ask God to take away these thoughts and desires! I was like “Lord I know you made me perfectly, please help me to stop judging myself and comparing myself to others. Help me to see me how you see me.” and in about a month I realized I had stopped caring about all the stuff I was so stressed out about! Now I eat what I want and I honestly don’t care about how I look. I still work out every couple days, but that’s just to stay healthy. Just keep praying, and I know God will answer them 🙂 He doesn’t want you to feel this way, just have faith and don’t stop praying 🙂 Our God is a god of wonders! He can do amazing things without us even realizing it 🙂 Hope this helps!

June 30, 2015 at 04:43
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