We as humans have days when we feel inferior, less than, and worthless especially when there are people or things that contribute to this negative pot of thoughts. This feeling is particularly high in adolescents and teens because of all of the peer pressure, social media sites, and trends that constantly arise. We naturally feel like the number of Instagram followers, likes, and comments are what makes us out to be better people. We feel that the more engagement we have, the more popular we are which means we are awesome people right!?! WRONG!!! This is completely wrong.
It doesn’t matter how many followers, friends, likes, or comments you get. It doesn’t matter how much time you spent putting on makeup this morning. It doesn’t matter how long, straight, or curly your hair is. All that matters is that you are worth WAY more than you think. This stuff is extra fluff. Don’t allow it to validate you as a person.
You are gold honey. You are worth way more than you think. Proverbs 3:15 says, “She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.“ This is after the virtuous woman is discussed in this passage. You may not be a married but this still applies to you. If you didn’t know rubies are one of the most expensive gemstones on the planet. They go for millions of dollars depending on the size, color, and origin. This means that you are worth more than that, yet they will never amount up to you!
You are a child of God and that is all that matters. Just because it’s a major trend does not mean that it’s permanent. Those trends will go away. After those trends are gone you will feel worthless if you keep finding validation in them.
So, we want you to smile. You are worth way more than you could ever imagined. Your life is important on this earth. You are valuable. You were made valuable and the older you get the more precious your life is. We want you to understand that.
Yes, it’s hard going back to school and work and looking at the most popular girl in school get all of the attention for her new hairstyle or purse. We understand because we’ve been there before. Popularity means nothing. Actually, the popular kids in school go through way more than you think. They struggle with peer pressure, amounting up to everyone’s expectations, and feel vulnerable more than the average kids. They just don’t show it.
At the end of the day, we want you to value yourself. We value you, your parents value you, and God values you most. He is so proud of his little princess/prince. Most of all, He wants all the best for you!