“Everyone has insecurities, some more obvious than others. But what really saddens me is when I see a girl, or anyone, so genuinely un-pleased with themselves, because I know exactly how that feels. It is awful. What I have found is that truly trusting in and living for God provides such an immense sense of joy, peace, and confidence.

My heart goes out to all those suffering with self-worth. Those who look in the mirror and wish they could change something about themselves or those who feel a pang of jealousy at other people’s lives and accomplishments. There is such a stigma placed by our society on aesthetics, negatively affecting things associated with {acne}, weight, money, recognition, etc. The influence of social media can be devastating. But how did we get to such unreachable standards? What is so important to understand is that we are living on earth solely to please God, not to seek approval from those around us.img_9935Colossians 3:2-3 says “Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.” Read that again and find comfort in its simplicity. I want people to know that happiness is not unreachable, but perfection is. In our world today, we can get so caught up in such materialistic things that we completely forget the entire reason we are alive. Live for God and see how much happier you are with yourself and others.

You are beautiful and you are loved.” | We absolutely love what Emily says here, it is so true! Why should we have to conform to the patterns of this world, we can be our beautiful selves instead?”