You Are Valuable
There are many things in our life that lead us to believe the lie that we are not enough. Sometimes it is something that someone said to us. Sometimes it is the way we have been treated for way too long. Sometimes it is the relationships we have had that seem to fall apart every time. There could be any number of reasons, but the first thing I want to tell you is this: You might not always be in control of what people try to give you, but you are in control of what you accept from people.
Something that you need to understand right now, above all else, is that you were created to be enough. You were created enough, complete, and fully you. I know that can seem like some inspirational crap that I'm feeding you but it's not. It is just facts. There is no other way to say it. No matter how people lead you to feel, you will still be enough.
The problem we run into that keeps us from understanding this basic truth is that we are too busy seeking external validation to see that we are enough by ourselves. We start to believe that our worth is determined by how many people hang out with us per week. We start to believe that it's determined by how many followers we have on social media. We start to measure our worth by how much money we have saved up in the bank, but none of that gets to the core of the matter. You are enough separate from everyone else. Separate from everything else. Your worth is not something that is debatable. It's not something that is up for grabs or something that can be changed and determined by outside forces. Your worth is solid. Your worth has already been decided from the moment you were created… And you were created to be enough.
Sometimes it takes the wrong people walking out of your life so the right people can enter your life. Now, I'm not saying you have to cut everyone off who looks at you funny just one time. However, if there is someone in your life who is doing nothing but bringing you down and they continually drive you to question your worth, maybe it would be best for you to let them go. The company of people that you hang around with and allow in your life will have a massive impact on how you view your value. If you are hanging out with people who are obsessed with social media and they see their worth as defined by it, then odds are that you will see your worth the same way as them.
If you want to be a better version of yourself then you have to understand your worth, and I mean truly understand your worth. If you want to value yourself then you have got to stop placing your attention and your value in things and people who don't value you. Stop with the external and look at who you are for who you are. You are valuable.
It all starts with you.