Take a look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see? Do you like what your see or do you want to make changes? How we see ourselves says a lot about who we are and what we think ourselves. Our self image how we view and think of ourself is so important!
In middle school it can be hard to like who you are, you want so much to be like this person or be just like everyone else. It is hard to stand out in middle school, when everyone else is saying we should all look and act the same as everyone else! But that is part of the problem isn’t it, we are not like everyone else, we are all different, even identical twins are different. They may look the same but they are not the same person. So what are we to do, if you have struggles with liking who you are, and feeling good about yourself, the way you look, the way you act, the talents you have, it is a big weight on your shoulders. it is hard to think of anything else, because the things that are weighing you down, are things that you can just change over night!
Catch this if you are not real pleased with your self image, if you question who you are, then you are likely to be bullied, or bully others. That is just the truth. Bullies will look for those who are not so sure of who they are, and often times bullies are people who are not so sure of who they are and they bully others so that they might have a false sense of power. Knowing who you are and who God made you to be is the first step to freedom!
Check out what God says about you. Psalm 139:13-18 says this about you. God, you created all the complex parts of my body, while I was still inside my mother. Thank you, Lord, for creating me, I know you cared when you made me. While my bones were still forming, before anyone else knew who I was, you knew I, was alive. You could see who I was even before I was born, and you had already planned my days on earth before I lived any one of them. You think about me all the time. You love me so much. Every minute, even when I get up in the morning, you are thinking about me.
Wow if God made you than you are perfect because all that God does is perfect. God made you and He thinks about you, all the time. He is waiting for you to ask Him what it is you were made for. He did not make you to question why you are this way or that way, God made you for a purpose and to be confident in who He made you. Believe it, you are important and you were not made to be like everyone else.
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders