you are beautiful


























You know that moment, when they tell you you're beautiful and... they actually mean it?
Maybe it's your dad, or mom. Maybe it's your sister or brother or your boyfriend.
I know, cliche as heck, but really. You feel like you can't quite believe them because how could it be true? You've seen yourself. How could that be beautiful? 
Part of you wants to believe them, the other wants to run and douse your face with water till it steams you're blushing so hard.
Part of you wants to cry, another wants to smile. Part of you wants to hide, the other thinks you should say 'thank you’.
And somewhere deep inside, a younger version of you sobs. Thinking about all the lies you were told about how you are plain, or fat, or ugly. 
That you are nobody special.
A little baby girl inside you cries and you feel your heart cracking because of that one person who didn't return your smile, or didn't repeat your 'good mornings’.
A little princess’ fist clenches, trying to keep the sobs in, trying to keep her stomach in.
Trying to fit into jeans two sizes small, and a society that's way smaller than the one she should care about. 
The only one that matters.
It may take a guy to tell you “you're beautiful” in order for you to believe it. It may take that person in the library or the store who smiled at you, and complimented you.
It may take an ounce of love or eight-thousand pounds.
But guess what? You don't have to look far for it. 
It's always there, waiting right behind you.
As you look around and try to find love, look there over your shoulder. See that man? He is bloody. He is bruised. His face doesn't even look human anymore because he's been beaten so badly.
See that cross that is weighing him almost to the ground? 
That's every mean word you've said and was said to you. That's every time you were put down by people and every insult and every lie.
Don't turn away, look at him. Watch him teeter closer and look into his eyes as they find yours.
Listen to him telling you why he is bearing your insults.

because he knows you can't hold them yourself. so he's holding them for you. and he's here to tell you

y o u ‘ r e    b e a u t i f u l

he should know. when he was making you he wanted you to look just like that. 
perfect and beautiful for him.




- Esther 

14 comments:

  1. It's so important for everyone to hear these words. It breaks my heart whenever I hear someone's insecurities. I've been blessed enough to get to the place where I genuinely find myself beautiful and awesome. I love myself because He loves me. I am His daughter. I come from His heart. How could I not adore myself?

    P.S. I also believe that everyone is just as beautiful as me. I am not saying that I alone am amazing. XD

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    1. Same here. I used to feel like I was ugly and I didn't like myself. Sometimes even now I steer clear of mirrors just so I can forget who I'm not.
      I am so so glad for you. And you are so right! We are God's precious children, and we should love that beauty He made. When I wrote this, I was reminding myself just as much as everyone else because it's hard to remember.
      He is Love.
      Thank you for commenting!!! Sorry I never replied till now!!
      ~Esther

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  2. I... wow. This is so true. I just don't really have enough words to say how I feel about this post.

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    1. Thank you so much, Zane. It really is a wow topic. It takes my breath away and fills my eyes with tears to think of His amazing love.

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  3. Every girl needs to hear this…wow.

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    1. They really do. Again and again they need to hear it. I have to remind myself to be the one who makes it happen. That tells that stranger- You are beautiful and He loves you.
      Thank you for commenting!!
      ~Esther

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  4. I wish I could reblog this on my blog. This needs to be read by every girl in every part of the world. <3

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    1. PLEASE DO. It really does need to be read!! I don't even care if you take the credit. Every girl needs to be told how beautiful she is, and every heart needs to believe it. No matter how hard it is.
      Thank you for commenting!!
      ~Esther

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    2. That's it. I'm linking this post in my October wrapup on my blog. <3

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    3. Send me the link when you do!! I would love to check out your blog.
      Thank you for spreading this message.

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    4. Aw, okay I would send you the link, but my blog is private and I only invite the people I know in real life. I'm sorry...:(

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    5. That's totally okay!! Don't worry about it :)
      <3 <3

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  5. i came onto burning youth looking for something written by you esther however i wasn't expecting to have my heart moved so much. esther how do you have so much power through words?? this was absolutely incredible and makes me soo proud to know you as a friend. you are an amazing person with an amazing soul and words in your heart that need to be heard. never stop shouting over the noise. and never doubt the capability of your writing. don't ever give into comparison. i read this and i felt the power.
    i loved this piece so much that i printed it out and put it on my special wall.

    sophy xx

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    1. You know, I came on here looking for your comment totally forgetting I wrote this. I started reading it and almost started crying. Funny how I needed this today. This exact thing.
      And your comment. Girl. I just can't. Thank you for reminding me. It's so hard not to give into comparison, it's so hard to shout when your voice keeps breaking, it's so hard to remember that I Am Beautiful, and my gifts are powerful when I use them for God's glory.
      Thank you for reminding me of that. I can't thank you enough.
      Oh Mouse. That is probably the highest compliment you can give me. Thank you darling.
      ~Esther

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