Dear younger me,
Everybody’s path is so different. You may find yourself looking at another girl, wondering why she’s so popular, why she is so well liked by boys, why she is so beautiful, stylish, smart, athletic, rich… and you’ll wonder why you aren’t?
Well, guess what? Her being beautiful or popular has nothing to do with you. It doesn’t change how God made you, who He made you to be. Especially with your Christian friends, God chooses different stories for us all, stories that weaved together reveal a beautiful masterpiece that glorifies Him.
Besides, just because she’s popular, doesn’t mean you aren’t, or just because she’s beautiful, I promise you it doesn’t take away from your beauty.
When you look at animals at the zoo, seeing how unique each of them are, it amazes you, right? You never wonder why the giraffe doesn’t run as fast as the cheetah, or why a fish doesn’t fly like a bird. They just are who they are, because God made them so, and they are fascinating, and beautiful to us.
Same goes for you my dear. If you choose to be happy and become who God wants you to be, that will be fascinating and beautiful, not only to Your Savior (whose opinion is the only one that matters!), but to people around you too.
So, don’t compare or covet. Embrace all the Lord has made you to be and honor Him with contentment.