What to Do When Someone Calls You Ugly

Written by Timiarah Camburn. 

A few days ago, I read the story of someone who had literally let another person's comments about her looks tear her apart. This person was an ex that she had dated at one point in time. He contacted her on Facebook and called her ugly for no good reason. Apparently, he had a fetish for ugly people, was ashamed of it, and felt like telling her years after they broke up. Why else would someone call another person ugly after dating them? Silly, right?

Well, this poor girl took it to heart. She said she felt like crap and didn't even want to go outside or be around other people anymore because a mean-spirited ex said that to her. That story, which you can read here, and a recent incident in which someone randomly called me ugly, compelled me to say some words on the matter from a biblical and personal angle. This is for anyone who has had that happen to them at any time in his or her life.

Tell Them to Look Elsewhere

As my grandfather used to say, "If someone calls you ugly, tell them to look at their mother."

Okay, wait. Maybe Pop-Pop's solution wasn't that great after all, but it sure was funny. Seriously, if someone says that you're ugly, you can always call them crazy for continuing to look at you. If you're not appealing to their eyes, then they need to turn them to someone else instead of expecting you to "do something to yourself" to make yourself more appealing to them. If that's a different woman, so be it. If that woman happens to be their mother... all righty then, lol. Whatever. Don't let something like that bother you is what I'm saying. For every one jerk who thinks you're ugly, there are at least two other human beings who will appreciate something about your features and attributes.

No One Is Ugly as Far as "God" Is Concerned

Psalm 139:14 says: I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

To be fearfully and wonderfully made is to be made to impress admiration and astonishment, according to old-school Webster's Dictionary. Additionally, if the Father's works are marvellous, then how can His people be any less than that? We're His works.

Isaiah 64:8 says: Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

Yahuah didn't fail the pottery class, okay. He knew exactly what He was doing when He created each person. There were no mistakes in His godly arm strokes. There were no boo-boos with things like skin color, hair texture, body shapes, or anything else. Everyone has come out exactly as He crafted them to be, and He thinks we're all beautiful just the way we are. It's society and people like the above wanker who make other people feel bad about what they look like.

Don't ever listen to sinful humans when it comes to things like your self-esteem and self-image. Listen to the Father. Ask Him to show you what He sees when He looks at you. Once you catch a glimpse, you won't be so inclined to accept and believe untruthful demonic commentary.

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