In a social media saturated society, combined with living in a warm beachy area AND it being the summer season, I have seen way more skin than I’ve ever cared to see.
I’m all for body positivity and being confident in who you are and how you were made. Focusing on who you are and not comparing. But hear me when I say this, it’s also very easy to see the difference between confidence, and attention seeking.
And we need to talk about it.
It’s an awkward conversation to have, no matter what age the friend is you’re trying to express this to. I’ve heard too many horrible things said when this topic gets brought up. Almost as if people are so unsure how to explain that it’s not exactly “right” they either tiptoe around to not offend, or aggressively slap people with the “your body is a temple” scripture.
So here’s how I’ll say it.
Your body is worth more than social media likes. YOU are worth more than social media likes.
What you catch people with, you have to keep them with. If you get attention just for your body, it’s uncommon that they’ll ever see your heart.
You are worth more than your social media presence.
You are called. You are worthy. You are loved. You are to be known by your true name, not your Instagram name.
I say this out of truth and love. From a place of experience. I’ve been on both sides.
It may not be the easiest thing to hear, but The Gospel was never meant to be the jelly on the toast, but rather the toaster itself. Seeing you how you are, transforming you to what you’re called to be.
Think before you post. Know that you have value and you are special. Know that you are worthy and you are beautiful. You are beautiful from the inside out, not the outside in.