First off, I've been there. We all have.
There have been times I was pretty sure that the laughter and points were directed towards me.
I've loved people who haven't loved me back.
I have let people treat me badly and still came back.
I have given people chance after chance even when they did not deserve it.
I have spent the past few years loving people. Attempting to give them everything I could. However, I never took the time to love myself the way I was loving others. I never felt good enough.
Whether you've got your future planned out, the coolest friends, the most likes on Instagram, or you don't have social media at all, a nice car, or the guy of your dreams, you ARE good enough.
Behind every selfie, every Man Crush Monday, every perfectly posed friend picture, there are imperfections and sadness. Those smiles are gone as soon as the picture is taken. The "happy" couple goes away when the camera is turned off. What you see is not what you get. Never compare your life to what you see on social media and around you because there's always more than meets the eye.
The way the world portrays that a woman is supposed to be fake. But guess what is real?
You are real, your crazy bed hair is real, your extra pounds are real, your tears are real, your pain is real. You are real, and you are so worthy.
You are worthy not because you get so many likes on Instagram. It doesn't matter how many followers you have; Jesus only had 12. You are worthy not because a really cute guy hits on you, and not because you can wear an extra small shirt, but because God says you are. Every pimple, every scar, every blemish is there for a reason; He put it there for a reason. You are worth everything because He says so.
Delete the idea of this fake world that will never exist. Delete the friends who aren't supportive. Delete the boy who isn't Christ-like. Delete the idea that you have to have everything figured out right now because you don't. God has everything figured out for you; he had it figured out before you were brought into this world.
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11
Spend nights at home, skip out on the party, laugh at yourself, take off your make up, wear those ugly clothes that are really comfy, and be you.
Your time will come. Your knight in shining armor will come, you'll find the perfect, loyal friends and your dreams will come true. Until then, and even after then, find confirmation in who God says you are, not what the people of this world say you are supposed to be.
Remember, you ARE good enough and you ARE worthy.