Have you ever felt like you aren’t worth anything? Like you have absolutely nothing to contribute? Or maybe you feel that some of your friends are perfect and you aren’t?
Many teens feel like this. They think they aren’t good; that they are a mistake. The bad news is that we will never be perfect. We will always fall short of perfection. God made us sinners, and we try to be someone we are not and will never be.
I have recently dealt with this. I have felt I’m not needed and not cared about. I have felt that I got the leftover smarts, looks and even humor. Most of my friends are beautiful, brilliant and totally fun to hang around. They always talk about how I’m fine, and I always think they are trying to be nice and help me feel better. Sometimes, I even didn’t see the point in living.
Every time one of the thoughts crossed my mind, though, another would counteract. It would tell me that I was loved. It helped me to realize that those negative thoughts are pointless. Then the voice reminded me who it was. It was God!
Now, I have great news for those of you who think you aren’t one of a kind. God thinks you are beautiful just the way you are. He even said that you are wonderfully made, and He doesn’t lie. Jesus is the only one who could ever be perfect, so don’t try to be. By trying to be perfect, you are saying that you don’t need Jesus. Do you really want to reject the Creator and Savior?
There could never be a more beautiful you
Don’t buy the lies, disguises and hoops, they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you (Jonny Diaz).
God will love you whether or not you are perfect; He made you that way. In fact, He could be giving you these trials to make you a better person. So stop trying to be a perfect person and aim to be a Godly one, and just maybe you will have time to set the world on fire for Him.
Written by PI Girl, Abby