Dear Leah

Dear Leah
Don’t sell yourself short to be loved.”
[[Based on a True Story: Genesis 29]]

Dear Leah,

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.

Strongly together & Inspired by,


Is this “your story?” Can you identify with Leah? Do you empathize with her? Is her issue your issue? Here is the call to action: Share this post to help other women who need this. Please, use the hashtags #MyStoryIsInTheBible #IAmLeah. #OpenLetterSeries #BasedOnABiblicalStory

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  1. There are so many Leah’s today who unfortunately do not know the love of an earthly father. This consequently has opened them up to the arms of the worst kinds of men which in turn opens them up to the deepest emotional wounds. Leah needs the love of her Heavenly Father to overcome the grief in her soul. I pray that she runs to the arms of the one who has been waiting all along to love her through her pain and restore her broken soul. My prayers are with you Leah; may the love of God overtake you in Jesus name!

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  2. I have been guilty of being in competition and fighting for attention. I can relate to everything written in this last post. I thank God that even as Leah was blessed in spite of her difference she wasn’t chosen to bare nations. That tells me that in the midst of shame God can still love you and fulfill his purpose through you! Thank you for sharing these beautiful words . It has resonated with me immensely . I won’t settle or Be ashamed

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    1. It was 2 of her children that God used the most in the bible, Levi and Judah. Never be ashamed of your past. Never settle for yellow when you deserve red. God loves you tremendously. What God has for you is for you for always.

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      1. Very encouraged by you!! You have no idea tulip! Thanks for writing and Sharing your wisdom. It means a lot!! I receive every word thanks

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  3. This post reminds me of the song by TLC called “unpretty”. Unfortunately, I many women vying for the attention of men because they don’t love themselves. I even see it in younger girls and teenagers. It’s important that we teach our girls that they are loved and that they are enough. You are enough.

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  4. I forgot to mention: this post reminds me of the song “unpretty” because that song was geared towards women. To encourage women to love themselves and not to do anything for the attention or affirmation of others

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