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ALIZA LATTA is a writer, artist, and pastor who is a huge fan of telling stories. She creates content for Canada’s largest youth conference, Change Conference, and is a church planter in Ontario, Canada. Her artwork and writing have been featured in publications for LifeWay, Dayspring, and (in)courage. She is...

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  1. Aliza,
    Let me first say that you have a smile, an outer beauty and an inner beauty that lights up a room…I say that most sincerely. God has given you such a wonderful gift in being able to put into words, that flow so fluidly, what we ALL feel. We all have our insecurities – our Achilles heels- where the enemy knows to strike. For each of us it’s just a little bit different, but insecurities exist. Perhaps we have them so that we will go running back to the arms of our Creator and find our worth in who He says we are…not what the world says. You have expressed it so beautifully here – root yourself in Him and who He says you are. Seek Him first and all these other things will be added unto you. For someone so young, you amaze me. I’m 50+ and needed to here these words. Thank you…

    • Bev, you always are so kind to me. I love this: “perhaps we have them so that we will go running back to the arms of our Creator”…I think you’re absolutely right. Thank you for your words. I deeply appreciate them.

  2. Abercrombie and Fitch clothes! Bahaha! I remember wishing I had some of those as well! Great post.

  3. Wow, as a teacher of teenagers, I see this every day. You nailed it, girlfriend. Keep writing His Truth. There are so many blinded, hurting souls out there who need to hear it.
    John 8:32

  4. oh wow. there were nearly tears…thank you for your words. God spoke truth over me, through you, today. I pray that you will remember each day how much you are loved by Him and your readers/fellow fighters!

    • Anneke, I’m thrilled God spoke truth to you through this. Thank you for your prayers! xo

  5. I don’t think think I can write a letter to myself. Because it’ll be full of scathing remarks, condemnation and vulgar name calling.

    • Angela,
      If you can, read Psalm 139 which says that you are God’s handiwork…you are fearfully and wonderfully made. God didn’t make any mistakes when He made you and He wants you to delight in His handiwork…You are a treasure, a prize, beautifully created in His image. Praying that you can see yourself as God sees you – worthy and dearly loved. God does not condemn you and would not want you to heap condemnation upon yourself. Lifting you up…
      Bev xx

  6. This is the first time I want to say something,I’m a Christian from China(please forgive my mistakes in English),and i have found this website for several months,all the blogs posted on this site are wonderful.I tried to lose weight for many times,and this makes me feel bad until I know about Jesus,and I tried to live a happier life without considering the weight.And most of the time,it worked.I still need to Keep looking for Jesus in everything i see. Thank all the sisters here,and you, Aliza.

    • XiaoE
      Prayers for you and other Chinese Christians. Keep looking to Jesus for all your answers. Prayers that He will shower you with much grace and mercy. May you feel His and our love pouring out over you.

      • Thank you, Beth.A big hug to you~I can feel the love from Him and you.Thanks again,I believe I can be more confident than every yesterday because of the love.

  7. Aliza,
    Girl you nailed it on the head!! You have eloquently expressed every young girls’ insecurities. Your talent for writing is exquisite. Thanks for sharing a most poignant post!
    Every young girl wants what she thinks other’s have. My insecurities were talking in public. Making friends is hard when you’re shy due to hearing loss, I didn’t have “rich” or outgoing parents either. We need to teach our young girls that they need to root themselves in who Christ says they are–beautiful, smart, outgoing women who can accomplish anything they put their minds to,
    Blessings 🙂