When I was about 14 or 15 years old, I went through a phase of wanting a nose job. I remember constantly begging my mom for one and she would also tell me that God made me perfect. Lucky for me, my parents are anti-cosmetic surgery and I grew to love my nose.
|God created people in his own image; |
God patterned them after himself;
male and female he created them.
The way you view yourself (self-esteem) sets the tone for how others will treat you. Having low self-esteem is a major problem. Researchers have linked it to poor performance at school and work, crime, homelessness, unwanted pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections (Williamson, 2007).
Only you have the power to increase your self-esteem. It’s just a matter of adding and subtracting. Add positive people to your life, add to your education by learning something new, or add to your spiritual growth by reading the Bible or other religious doctrines. On the other hand, you have to make room for the new by subtracting the negative people out of your life, by removing yourself from a bad environment, and by removing self-doubt.