If I were skinnier, he would've stayed.
I should be more like her.
It's totally my fault. He just told me it wasn't to make me feel better.
I don't deserve to be happy.
I need to be prettier for him to like me.
There must be something wrong with me.
I am not good enough.
I am not smart enough.
I am not creative enough.
I am not pretty enough.
No one actually likes me.
THESE ARE ALL LIES.
And I bet you have told yourself one of these. I bet you have made yourself believe one of these. I know I have. In fact these are direct quotes from my journals. I have told myself these things so many times. Others have told me these things. Over and over again. Until I believed them as truth.
But these are not the truth.
The truth is you are beautiful.
You are made in God's image.
You are made the way He meant you to be.
There is nothing wrong with you.
You deserve to be happy.
You deserve to be with someone who loves you for who you are. Not who they want you to be.
You are incredible and wonderful and loved. Remember that. That is the truth.