Every teenage girl struggles with self-esteem at some point in life. Negative self-esteem has nothing to do with truth and everything to do with deceit. The sad thing is that negative self-esteem is typically a choice. Yes, you can choose whether you want to have a positive or a negative self-image. It can often be difficult, but it is doable. 
     The way that a girl looks at herself determines her level of confidence. Strength and beauty come from good self-esteem. This is often difficult to attain, particularly in today's society. Unfortunately comparison has become extremely domineering. Comparison is a thief which leaves young woman feeling bereft of all joy. This leads to a feeling of incompetence and self-doubt. 
     Our world has established standards which women are expected to meet. If they don't meet these hefty requirements then they simply aren't good enough. Who is actually capable of determining what 'good' really means? Everyone has their flaws. No one can argue otherwise.
     When a girl convinces herself that the zit on her face makes her ugly, she merely has to consider that everyone experiences acne during puberty. When she is discontent with her weight or her curves don't cut it she should consider that other girls are probably envious of her. Walk confidently in knowing who you are. It doesn't matter what other people think.
     The simplicity of self-esteem is astounding. If you are reaching for a good self-image you have to put a stop to the negative thoughts. If you doubt your 'goodness' start telling yourself that you're gorgeous. Look in the mirror and, with as much conviction as you can muster, say "Girl, you're beautiful." Be bold. Be confident. Be you.

Psalms 139:14 ~ I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.