In the worlds eyes, you will never be good enough.
Skinny enough, tall enough, talkative enough, pretty enough, etc.
Stop looking to the world.
Stop looking in the mirror.
Look outside yourself, look to the One who created you. The one who fills your lungs with breath and gives you the power to run to the beat of His heart.
You are chosen.
You are a child of God.
God knew your name before you were born.
He knows all your mistakes, your fears, your stumbles and he loves you the same.
He doesn't want you to be chained to insecurity or to be chained to comparing.
God has made you perfect. Yes, you were created in His image. Genesis one, we were created in the image of God.
Flawless in His sight. Set apart. Redeemed.
Sing that over your life and you will never have to look to the world for your identity ever again.
There's no shame in admitting that we all stumble. There is power in recognizing the things that keep us from living out what God has called us to do.
I've been there. I've lost my identity to a relationship and once it fell apart I couldn't stand to look in the mirror because my identity came from a person, a person that is imperfect like us all.
If you stand rooted in what God has spoken over your life, you will never have to look to the world for your identity. You won't have to compare and you won't have to look for outside validation in relationships.
John 8: 3-32 MSG
"Then Jesus turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in him. "If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you."
I hope this encouraged you and reminded you that your identity comes from God, not this world.
Check out the worship song that inspired this post, "no longer slaves" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYB_mElJtTI