Insecurities – we all have them; choosing how to deal with them determines if they defeat our confidence or not.
As many young woman do, I too struggle with some insecurities. For a long time, I would only ever wear jackets or oversized pieces of clothing due to my insecurities relating to my arms. Being a Floridian, I realized I could only get away with this for so long. I have a rather petite frame and am only 5’3 so this look wasn’t flattering on me! Essentially, I was hiding behind my clothing in hopes to feel better about myself when in reality I was making myself feel worse.
No matter how insignificant an insecurity may seem to others, on a personal level it can feel like you’re drowning in your own puddle of embarrassment. One day, I woke up and decided I didn’t want to be ashamed of any part of my body – a body that God created beautifully and wonderfully. After being diagnosed with Lupus this past Fall, I realized life’s just too short to stress over an insecurity. My body carries me in this life and I now celebrate that fact instead of worrying about how my arms look in a certain top. When we turn our insecurities into something positive, we can ultimately change how we view ourselves. I truly believe that when we feel beautiful from the inside out, we are more likely to see beauty all around us.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Outfit details -
Two piece set: American Eagle
Sweater: Old Navy
Shoes: Via Spiga
Necklace: Lauren Conrad