I sent an email a while ago to encourage a friend and wanted to share part of it with you:
"You know something, you are BEAUTIFUL, you are SPECIAL, you are LOVED, you are PRECIOUS, you are KIND, you have WORTH. But the Devil doesn't want you to know that... because he doesn't want you to feel secure in your identity in Christ. God created you in His image, and he DOESN'T make mistakes, which means he created you perfect and when he looks at you he sees his beautiful daughter who he could not love any more or any less. He sees the righteousness of Christ. He sees purity, a blank slate on which He wants to write the next chapter of your life."
This is true for each and everyone of you reading this, whether you feel like it's true or not. Maybe you are sitting there and saying 'but I'm not beautiful, I'm fat and ugly and nothing special at all', I just want to say it's not true!! That's what the Devil wants you to believe because when you know that your identity is secure in Christ it makes you unstoppable for Him, and the Devil really doesn't want that to happen!
Jeremiah 31:3 says this
"God told them, "I've never quit loving you and never will.
Expect love, love, and more love!
And so now I'll start over with you and build you up again" (MSG)
I LOVE this verse, especially this version of it. No matter what have done or will do God will never quit loving us, never!! That makes me want to sing and dance and jump up and down! How amazing is it to be told that?! That all God wants to do is lavish His love on us!
My challenge to you is to look at yourself in the mirror and say over yourself 'I am beautiful, I am special, I am loved, I am precious and I have worth.' everyday and see the difference it makes. I promise I will try this too.