Daily Delight

Friday, March 3, 2017



We all have insecurities.
We live in a world where we naturally compare our appearance, style, personality, career, lifestyle and more, with that of friends and complete strangers. Inevitably (and wrongly), we begin to believe that we are simply not good enough. Just as we begin to get comfortable and feel like we ‘have our lives together’ or are ‘genuinely happy’, something new emerges that tells us that we aren’t quite as happy as we could be yet.

A society that finds worth in materialistic things instructs us on how we can enhance every little thing about us in order to fit perfectly within its ideology. Although, this implies that what lies beyond and doesn’t conform, therefore holds no value. Romans 12:2 tells us, "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind," (NIV).

Do we really want to reflect that false framework our messed up society has built? Girls get body shamed for not having a gap between their thighs and guys that don’t sport a tanned, athletic body with a six-pack aren’t as 'attractive' as they could be. The sad part is, this doesn't even scratch the surface.

Reality is, when we adopt this frame of mind there is limited space left to genuinely love ourselves, because we are too focused on improving the qualities that we already have rather than appreciating them. Let’s show this society who’s boss. A society in which unrealistic standards need to be re-evaluated so that going against ‘the grain’ is praised, rather than looked down upon. If this is the kind of standard that society has perceived as ‘normal’, then this is an open invitation to everyone who would like to be as abnormal as possible with me.

Let’s admire and compliment one another without questioning our own beauty, strength and self-worth. Empower, not compete. We were made in God's image (Gen 1:27 NIV) and were "created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness," (Eph 4:24 NIV). 

Let this be your reminder that you are enough.



About the Author

Jessica Shipton≫ ≫ Jessica is a twenty-year old student in her third and final year at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. She is studying a Bachelor of Communication, completing a double major in Digital & Social Media and Public Communications (Advertising). 

Jessica enjoys traveling and holds a passion for God, people and writing. Her personal blog is where these three things combine to create something special in an attempt to inspire, encourage and bless others. You can find it here!


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