Sometimes, I think humans forget how much they are worth.
I walk down the street, and I see it. Girls wearing trashy clothes, and baring lots of skin. Frowns are on their faces, and I can’t see their eyes because of all the black liner and blue shadow. If only you knew how much you are worth.
I hear about girls, and read about them all the time. They starve, excercise, and make themselves throw up just to be thin. Others eat too much without thinking. They believe it doesn’t matter because they don’t matter. If only you knew how much you are worth.
Some girls will do anything just for love, or what they think is love. They’ll dress up, paint, and starve and more just to get what they think they need. And when they get the boy they’ll do whatever he wants them to do. If only you knew how much you are worth.
It’s a tragedy, it really is…how many girls, how many humans strive for these cheap desires and goals. We’re worth more. We deserve more. We weren’t made cheaply.
But it continues because this world is a haven of lies and destruction. People don’t tell us what we are worth or even that we are worth anything beyond their desires for us. They don’t want us to know. They won’t let us know. But we are worth more.
Why? Because there is a God in heaven who calls us by name, and counts the numbers of hairs on our head. Because He sent His one and only son to die so that we could live. Because He listens to our prayers, and answers when we call. Because we were fearfully and wonderfully made by Him and bought at a price. No, we were not made cheaply but with extreme love and care.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body.
1 Corinthians 5: 19-20
Remember this as you go about your daily life from eating and speaking to getting dressed and looking in the mirror. Remember that you were bought at a price and you are worth much more than you could imagine. Do not conform to anything less than what your Heavenly Father would desire for you!
Note: I realize that this is not just a “girl issue” but a “human issue.” However, I felt the need to focus on the “girl issue” today.