Personal affirmation is a long, unhealthy and impossible route to dissatisfaction. One may believe that worth and the self coincide, but the beauty is that they cannot be further apart. Worth roots from divinity, by the grace of an only perfect creator. Through the sacrifice of the savior have we received value. Value seems to be mistakenly birthed through acceptance of those who surround us, our follower count, our clothing brand or our right to prideful self-love. I do not believe that God finds us so "popular" when he sees that our hearts found purpose or affirmation on what "Lisa" thought of my outfit, or if "Tom" complimented my curves. My way, myself is lovely as is, but only because I have found my worth in Christ. I do not think that I am good, but the goodness I do hold is through the grace of my Father. The only confirmation or affirmation I need is of He, so who am I to disagree with Him. We are a creation so carefully drawn, so delicately molded, made in His image. Who am I to affirm something that is already true, something that is sacred? How can I affirm myself? Why go out of your on way and create an ambiance of self-loathing because you claim that you are not enough?
Wake up, and taste the truth.
You are worthy, you are Darlin. Do not doubt; grasp the truth: accept your beauty, and move forward.
-gènesis (aka sol)