“Don’t sell yourself short to be loved.”
[[Based on a True Story: Genesis 29]]
They call you the “ugly one” because of a scar, a blemish, a lisp, rough skin, cockeyed… Stigmatized, marginalized, disenfranchised… forever. No one found you attractive. Even your father pitied you to the point he gave you away to a man who didn’t even want you… but your sister he loved and he lavished her with his love. In quest for his love, you were willing to do anything.
To Jacob, you’ve given your all. You’ve given him 7 children. There is no heart-wrenching feeling that can be compared to knowing you are unloved by someone you’ve given your all to. So much you’ve done in quest of love to no avail.
Modern Day Leah, all your life you had to compete with other women because society has been setting the standard of what we deem to be beautiful and you aren’t it. So no one takes interest in you. It sucks waking up in the morning and completely feeling grotesque. It is not a good feeling to have. Yet, It happens. But I must say this; you are beautiful in your own way. So, don’t go changing your appearance for anyone’s love. Don’t go do crazy things for anyone’s love. Love is not a possession. You can’t buy it. You can’t trade anything for it. You are beautiful and there is someone out there who will love you for who you are and not how many children you can give him. Don’t sell yourself short to be loved. If you can wait a little while longer… the right person will find you and love you. You are lovable.
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