I suggest you google a truthful poem by Rachel Toll. The first line goes like this; three good friends went for a swim. The poem details their dissatisfaction with who they are, the way they look and the times they spend wishing they were someone else or looked like someone else.
Friends, stop lingering there. We are breaking many a commandment and certainly despising the person God made us to be. We dislike or even hate ourselves! That is not God’s way of seeing us. Today’s goal to persevere in the practice of being comfortable in the skin God gave us. Love the skin you are in!
Here are some more smart thoughts from thinkers just like you and me.
“Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it.” –Horace Mann
“Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.” –Robert Kiyosaki
“There’s nothing wrong with being a beginner; we all start there.” –Unknown
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” –Sean Patrick Flanery
“Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first, it means me too.” – L.R. Knost
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” –Confucius
“When everything seems against you, remember airplanes take off against the wind, not with it.” –Henry Ford
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12, NIV)
Prayer- Lord, help us understand that you made us all different for a reason. Today we accept who we are in Christ and thank you for that person. Amen.