How The World Defines Us:
The world can define us as many things; ugly, fat, annoying, stupid, nerdy, weird, ect.
Are we really what the world thinks we are? Is who we are based on what we wear, what grades we get or even who we hangout with? The answer is no. G-d doesn't care if some says we look awful or if we don't do well in a certain class because we are not perfect. It it perfectly fine to mess up because everyone does it.
G-d made us to be a certain way not like everyone else. Society says we fail when we don’t get good grades. The truth is that we fail when we forget that we are loved and cared for. It's ok to be frustrated if you fail a test even though you studied a lot or mad if you get food on your clothes.
How G-d Defines Us:
Despite what other people see us as G-d sees us as beautiful, special, unique and so much more. Genesis 1:27 says "God created humankind in His image, in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them. " Does this mean we are exactly perfect like G-d? No, we still sin and have problems but G-d created us in HIS image not someone else's. Jeremiah 1:5 says “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I set you apart— I appointed you prophet to the nations.” G-d knew us before we were born and he still loves us even though we make mistakes.
How We Define Ourselves:
Am I pretty enough? Is my hair perfect? Does this outfit look better? Is my car the most expensive? Do I have good grades? These are all questions we ask ourselves. We form our self-image through interaction with others, taking into account their reactions to us and the ways they categorize us. Their responses are affected by their own distortions in worldview.. Others have their flaws, and we have ours. Zephaniah 3:17 says "Adonai your God is in your midst— a mighty Savior! He will delight over you with joy. He will quiet you with His love. He will dance for joy over you with singing." G-d loves us no matter what and we are more beautiful than we think.
A good video to watch is this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=litXW91UauE
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