Why is my self image important to others?
Imagine you are having a conversation with your Creator, the One who knows all the secrets of your heart and who is well aware of every motive you have. The One who knows the deep truths of who you are and what you believe about yourself.
Now explain to Him why does your self image in other peoples’ eyes mean so much to you.
What feelings do I get? I feel sad and hurt inside. Because who I truly was wasn’t good enough for people. My true self at heart, without acting like somebody else, or acting for somebody else is rejected in general by people. It saddens me because I didn’t intend any harm to them. But yet, they hate me so much, and they disrespect the real me. It’s sad and hurts deeply inside, that I can’t just be me, and be acceptable in people’s eyes. I have to do certain things that shows to them I am acceptable in their eyes.
My self image matters because who I am at heart is not good enough for people.
So who then are you? I am someone who didn’t know any better, that I would be rejected for being myself?
It hurts even to think about who I am, because I rejected him long long ago. I labeled him with the rest the kids as being unacceptable and rejected. So feelings of hurt and embarassment come up when trying to meet my true self once more.
I covered up who I was, and I denied myself, because I concluded like everybody outwardly around me was explicitly saying, that I wasn’t good enough. So after that coverup was established, I slowly started forgetting who I was.
Now we’re at a place, where we have to start to get to know ourselves once again. We don’t even know who we are. But the One who created us does.
Let’s ask Him to help us know who we really are.
And Let me ask YOU to write some comments below about any similar feelings you may have.