God wants you to start believing today that you are a rare, one-of-a-kind, valuable and precious woman.
To help you learn how to be successful at being yourself, I want to give you some easy-to-follow suggestions:
Speak good things about yourself.
Declare what God’s Word says about you. For example, say to yourself:
I am the righteousness of God in Christ. I am made acceptable in the Beloved. God loves me, and He formed me with His own hand...and God doesn’t make mistakes!
Avoid comparing yourself with other women.
God must love variety, or all of us wouldn’t look so different. He has created each of us differently right down to our fingertips!
We can look to certain people as good examples to follow, but even then, good traits, if duplicated, will manifest differently through our individual personalities.
Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.
Refuse to concentrate on your weaknesses except in an effort to turn them into strengths. Keep your flaws in perspective.
People with a high level of confidence have just as many weaknesses as those without confidence, but they focus on their strengths instead of their weaknesses.
Learn to cope with criticism.
If you dare to be different, you’ll have to expect some criticism. However, you won’t be comfortable in your own skin if you go against your own convictions.
Going along with the crowd when you know in your heart that God is leading you in a different direction is one of the reasons women don’t succeed at being themselves.
You are a woman who is perfected and complete in Him. When you start to believe that, you will no longer feel you are lacking anything or that there is anything wrong with you.
Remember this: God will never anoint you to be anyone other than yourself!
Let now be your time to go forward and be set free from the torments of comparing yourself with others and trying to be someone you’re not. God is proud of who He made you to be!
I encourage you to read the Scriptures below and see what God says about you. Take some time to meditate on them and allow them to really sink in.
Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.
...hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
But if one loves God truly [with affectionate reverence, prompt obedience, and grateful recognition of His blessing], he is known by God [recognized as worthy of His intimacy and love, and he is owned by Him].
For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.