I’m excited to introduce you to Jasmin White, recent Texas State grad and now New Yorker! She currently hosts the podcast, Christian and Chic, where she shares how Scripture practically influences her thought life as a young woman navigating today’s culture. Enjoy today’s post, Lovely!

As every other person, I have my moments when I do not feel quite confident in the way I look. Especially in today’s age with social media, it is easier for my insecurities to become magnified.

However, I made the decision to challenge those insecure thoughts with scripture and my confidence has improved significantly. The first verse that allowed me to renew my mind in this area was Isaiah 45:9 “Woe to the one who argues with his maker—one clay pot among many. Does clay say to the one forming it, what are you making? Or does your work say, He has no hands?”.

This verse reminded me that God is creator of all things, the beautiful sky, the stars and galaxies, marvelous sea, adorable animals etc. Yet, as I stood in awe of his other amazing creations—I found a way to critique and judge his best creation–myself.

In Genesis 1:26, God declared that humans are a unique and special kind of creation, the only one made in his very own image. How then, could I admire the beauty of outdoor creations when as God’s daughter – I was made with abundant care, love and thought? God knew every intrinsic and extrinsic trait I would possess before I reached my mother’s womb.

Accepting this truth has not only allowed me to become more confident, but to also celebrate and be thankful to have this awesome temple that God entrust with his Holy Spirit. We are like “one clay pot among many,” meaning that as God’s daughters and sons we were designed to be unique, diverse, one-of-one.

Therefore, I urge you to start honoring God with your body by appreciating it, taking care of it, and expressing gratitude for it.

For more from Jasmin, go check out her podcast @christianandchic wherever you love to listen.