Sunday, August 11, 2013

He'll Tell You You're Beautiful


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.
 

4 comments:

  1. Love this one Valerie. I just was called to the young women's presidency and am using them every week. They are amazing and so true! Miss you and hope all is well in your life.

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  2. Beautifully said. Great video.

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  3. This is a WONDERFUL post! :D SO TRUE! SO TRUE! :D And this video is amazing! I found another video/song recently that I also LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! The words amaze me, because they totally describe healing that has taken place inside of me... allowing me to see and appreciate the beauty in myself AND IN MY LIFE! (It also tells who healed me and how! :))

    I have recently realized that a big part of winning the battle of good over evil consists of being able to distinguish between truth and lies. Lies disarm, discourage, and disable us. Truth arms us with hope and power to overcome, and sets us free! Did you know that with TRUTH there is always HOPE? :) If we recognize lies as lies, they can't discourage us. I REALLY believe that. I believe that if I truly want to be all that I can be and enjoy life to the fullest, then I have to BELIEVE TRUTH, not lies. Jesus Christ has helped me so much with this! He has CHANGED ME- by helping me to change beliefs from negative to positive (there is ALWAYS hope! :)...

    Now, for that MUST HEAR song which sums up so much of what I have learned... I actually put it on my blog, so you may have already seen it while on my blog. But just in case (or for any of your fabulous readers! :)) here is a link...

    So sorry, the link would not work here. I will post this comment on my blog (with a few modifications AND the video) and you can see the video there...

    http://corinesmiles.blogspot.com/2013/08/principles-of-hope-and-true-confidence.html

    Have a great day! And thanks so much for visiting me on my blog today and leaving such nice comments!!!!
    Hugs,
    Corine :D

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  4. great post! I know so many women who struggle with this. and I know you aren't asking for compliments.... but I'm your sister, so I can ignore that part :) I have always thought you are beautiful, inside and out!

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