We all feel as though we have something to prove, not only to ourselves but to those around us. As if their opinion molds and shapes what we think of ourselves.
I know this to be personally true. I used to look for acceptance among others, there opinion of me was greater than my own in mostly all aspects. I've always been a self-assured and a confident person, I just typically wanted to be liked and well known among my peers.
It wasn't until college and honestly, until quite recently that I discovered the only one who should care about their opinion is yourself. If you are happy with yourself and what you do on a daily basis, screw everyone else and their opinion. You're living your life to please yourself, not others.
Plus, haven't you heard the saying "you can't please everyone?"
It's true. No matter how hard you try to please someone, it will eventually backfire and come back to haunt you.
You're perfectly you. Father God created you in the image of himself which is perfection. Although, we're human and nothing in this world is perfect, (except for maybe a toffee-nut iced latte or a lavender macaroon) we still are the image of what our Father has created us to be like.
So then why do we value what others think of us? Well, I just kinda answered that, because we're human and strive for perfection and always want to break the mold and fit in. Basically, we're all a little egotistical without us even really knowing it.
If we're striving for perfection than we need to be our most perfect self before we can judge others. This life is too short and has too many bumps along the way for us to waste time on what people think of us. We need to be ourselves, because at the end of the day, that's all that matters.
I am me,
You are you,
I cannot change you,
You cannot change me,
But we can get along with both of our imperfections.