Don’t ever wish you were anybody else.

Have you ever compared yourself to someone else, only to end up feeling totally rubbish? Suddenly you feel like a gremlin standing next to a princess, when you’re simply hanging out with your best friend.

Many years ago, I suffered an outbreak of acne all over my face. It lasted for several months and was very noticeable. I was incredibly self-conscious, and would feel envious whenever I was around anyone with a clear complexion. It seemed like everyone else had perfect skin compared to mine, and all I wanted was for my face to go back to normal.

Have you ever felt something similar? The temptation to compare ourselves to other girls is all around us, especially with the world of Instagram and Snapchat at our fingertips. In these moments, we can often feel like our own looks just don’t measure up!

Theodore Roosevelt once said that comparison is the thief of joy, and it couldn’t be more true. So how can we avoid comparing ourselves all the time?

One of the best things to do is learn the truth about ourselves.

Did you know that, according to the Bible, each of us is fearfully and wonderfully made? The word ‘fearfully’ means to be breathtaking or awesome. You were made to be absolutely incredible. And the word ‘wonderfully’ means to be unique. You’re completely distinct in your characteristics. You weren’t made to be quite like anybody else. I find it fascinating that no two people have ever had the exact same set of DNA, or the same fingerprint. Isn’t that amazing? That means there isn’t, and there never has been, anybody quite the same as you.

You weren’t designed to look like Kylie Jenner, because then you would be without your lovely eyes and your smile that lights up the room. You weren’t given the charm of Emma Watson, because then you wouldn’t grace the world with your wonderful personality and presence that is unique to you.

The truth is, you were born to be beautiful! Each of us has something remarkable within us, although sometimes we aren’t aware of it. You’re wonderful just the way you are. Your beauty is found in the way you smile, the jokes you make, and passion with which you talk about the things you love. So, dear girl, don’t ever wish you were anybody else, because the world wouldn’t be the same without you!

Written by Rachel Waterman

Hi! I’m Rachel, I’m 27 and I live in Sheffield.
I’m originally from Harrogate, but fell in love
with the Steel City when I moved here for uni.
My passions and interests include spending time
in the great outdoors, travelling, and writing!


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