Let’s get one truth out there in the open: Life can be downright challenging at times, especially as you get older. There are so many responsibilities and expectations, and many of them seem out of our grasps. Then there are those expectations that might not actually exist to anyone else, but we place them on ourselves.
There are a number of pressures we face as women, especially when it comes to our looks and our dating lives. As a teenager, you might begin to start dating or become involved in serious relationships. Or maybe you’re wrapped up in some pretty intense crushes that never seem to go your way.
Those unrequited feelings can hurt. A lot.
It’s in those moments of pain and those seasons of life that make you feel so small that it’s important to know just how much you truly matter in this world. If one person hurts you or one guy rejects you, that doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with you—at all. What it means is that whatever it is you wanted simply wasn’t right for you at that time.
Chances are, God has something better in mind for you. Taylor Swift probably said it best: “In this life, you’ll do things greater than dating the boy on the football team. I didn’t know it at 15.” Sometimes in order to reach those better things, we have to say goodbye or be denied the things that we deeply desire and think would make us happy. And to make it through those times, it’s important to realize that you’re worth so much more than you often give yourself credit for.
Don’t let someone’s words change the way you see yourself. Don’t let someone’s stares make you feel ashamed. Don’t let someone’s opinions reshape your own opinions of yourself. Don’t let someone’s hate tear down your fortress of love.
And don’t ever forget this truth: You are valued. You are loved. And you matter.
Welcome to Tower318. We value you and love you, and we want to spark boldness in you to walk with confidence. So let’s go show the world more boldness and love than it’s ever seen.