What I Thought Was Wrong With Me

by Jordan
(Florida)

I always thought I was overweight. I had a reasoning for it, too. My thighs are kinda big, I thought because every time I sat down, they looked as if they bulged out from underneath me. Also, my calves were kinda floppy. My hips were wide, my stomach was big. These were the major things I thought were wrong with me.

Until one Thursday at my school, I had shown up at school in the morning, but had not felt well, and I ended up going home. That day after school was supposed to be the fall dance, but I was so sick that I couldn't go. The next day though, I was better, so I went to school. There, almost 20 people told me that a certain boy liked me and that he had wanted to ask me to the dance. I freaked out, a cute boy liked me a lot.

Now, I'm still a little self-conscious, but not even half as much as I was.

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Nov 16, 2008
What I thought was Wrong with Me
by: Julie

Jordan,
Thanks for sharing.
It's easy to feel as though our validation comes from those around us, especially our peers and the opposite sex. I encourage you to continue to feel good about yourself and your beauty (inner and outer) because God made you exactly as He wanted to, and even if the feelings you get when you think of someone liking you motivates you now, there may be times soon enough where you have to stand firm on liking yourself no matter what. It's so hard, sometimes! But Psalm 139 says: "I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Just a reminder that you are made in the image of God, and who you are in your most natural state (without striving to fix something so it's more appealing to others) is how God wants you to be.

Remember that you need not have to wait to hear the good news that God loves you no matter what, the same amount today as He did yesterday and tomorrow. I pray that he provides you with a strong group of supportive friends to lean on in times of uncertainty to nurture who you are from the inside out.

Remembering your true beauty,
Julie

Nov 19, 2008
same problem
by: Jess

i used to always nit pick at my body and how i never thought i looked good. eventually i realized that if people didn't like me because of the way i looked then they didn't deserve to get to know me. you shouldn't let what others may think affect you. i'm so happy there is a boy that likes you. all i can say is don't change unless you want to for yourself. you have friends and a boy who likes you for who you already are.

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