A lesson that took forever to learn but it’s better late than never right? I never felt pretty. I was cross eyed and my boney knees kept knocking against each other. It didn’t help that my “friends” continuously joked about it. For a long time I stewed in my shame of not being as beautiful as they were.
Throughout Junior High and Senior High, I never believed it when someone told me I was beautiful and even till date the occasional voice of doubt creeps back up when someone says you are so pretty. The thing is I used to hide behind my bubbly personality so no one knew I was hurt. I guess they thought I didn’t mind. Note: speak out if you don’t like something. So they didn’t necessarily bully me but I was deep in my feeling about it.
Fast forward, I got corrective surgery before university to fix my eyes and thank God I filled out the boney parts of my body (Won’t he do it?!) But the scars from back then were still fresh. Long story short, how did I heal from this?
How did I heal from this? I discovered God’s love for me.
I discovered God’s love for me. Yes!!!! He led me to people who were so beautiful inside out. I almost forgot to tell you guys, I didn’t smile with my teeth showing because my teeth were spaced out and I always said the toothpaste company wouldn’t use me for an ad (how silly am i?). Now when people say you have a nice smile, I say I know because I do know. I’m not being cocky but I know who I am. I am beautiful inside and out, in the Lord’s sight and in the sight of men. That is what God’s love will do. Do not bother about your physical imperfections.You are perfect. The one for you will come. In the mean time get your lives and Live!!!!!!!
My name is Abena and I LOVE ME FOR ME 🙂