By Jessica Daniel
A lot of girls and young women do not know their worth. Girls look at magazines, pictures of models who have the “perfect body,” and they do all that they can to look like those models. Girls grow up thinking that they are either too big, too small, too fat, or too thin according to the media, their peers, and sometimes even from family. Girls are not always taught to love and appreciate who God made them to be.
The issue that many girls and young women struggle with is knowing their worth. So much attention is focused on young women comparing themselves to other young women on who has the best hair style, the best figure, the best clothes, or who is in a relationship that they miss out on knowing and appreciating who they are without comparing themselves to others. Low self-esteem and insecurities are what plague and fill the minds of many girls and young women who end up believing the lies that they are ugly, too skinny, or too fat.
The key to knowing your worth as a young woman is knowing who you are in Christ. God created you for a purpose. Before you were even born, God knew you and was thinking about you before the creation of the world. He had a special plan for your life before you even existed. God created each and every one of us in a unique and beautiful way, and what He wants us to realize is that because we are unique, we are precious, and there is no need to be like the people we see in the media or the people we go to school or work with when He created each of us in a unique and special way. Psalms 139:14 says, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.”
Knowing who you are in Christ is the key to knowing your worth and knowing that you are a daughter of God, a daughter of the King. As girls and young women, we need to learn to feel comfortable in our own skin, accepting that we are beautiful not just on the outside but on the inside as well.
What God thinks of you is more important than what others think of you and what you think of yourself. He loves you way more than you love yourself and how others love you. When you hurt and are struggling with low self-esteem, Jesus is right there with you waiting for you to come to Him and give Him your insecurities, your imperfections, and give you that comfort and peace that only He can give. You are worth so much in His eyes!