This morning while getting ready for church, I was watching the “Come Follow Me” Youth Videos on the Mormon Channel. I have two youth and one child and need all the help I can get trying to teach them and raise them because I don’t seem to know what to do or say lately. But as I was watching this video, entitled “True Confidence – Standards: Sexual Purity and Modesty”, a message screamed out to me for me. It has a strong, beautiful message about sexual purity, but the message I needed was a bit different.
I admire people who have confidence in themselves and feel pretty even in sweat pants and no makeup. While a few different things have contributed to my lack of confidence, I know I am ultimately responsible for how I feel. I think it is a human longing to be loved and to feel pretty. Some people are blessed to have someone tell them they are beautiful just as they are and to make them feel pretty by how they treat them. Some of us do not. Wouldn't it be great if we all had songs written about us like "That's What Makes You Beautiful" or "You're Beautiful" or maybe a different song, but a song.
A quote that combines words from the two different girls in the video says:
“The only person who needs to tell you you’re beautiful, the only person that needs to tell you that you have so many wonderful talents is the Lord. And because that’s what he’s blessed you with and He will tell you that if you ask him. And then that confidence will come in time, not at first maybe, but it will come eventually.”
It made me realize that I need to ask my Heavenly Father to feel beautiful. Not vain or better than anyone else, but okay with who I am. This is not a call for anyone to compliment me at all. It is just something I need to work on and blogging about my thoughts and things that uplift me spiritually helps me. Hopefully the messages in the video will help others in the ways that they individually need it too.