Let's play a game.
I'm going to post several pictures, and in each one of them, look carefully and find something wrong with it.
Are you ready?
Okay, now this one:
How about this?
And last for this round:
Okay, how many things did you find wrong?
It was kind of hard, huh? All of these things are God's creations, and it's pretty difficult to find something to criticize about something God has created.
So why are you so hard on yourself?
Didn't God create you, just like He did these trees and mountains? Just like the baby seal? Aren't you even more precious to Him because you are not only His creation, but His child? If you can't find something to criticize in the beauty of these creations, why are you so quick to criticize His most wonderful creation, which is you?
Game #2: Find something wrong with each of the following pictures.
What about these?
We would never dream of criticizing the temple, would we? It's the house of the Lord and has been made from the finest materials to glorify God.
And yet we criticize our own bodies.
Know ye not that ye are the temple of the most High God?
I fall into this trap all the time -- I have a good self-image but my body image really isn't all that wonderful. Just this last week I realized that when I talk negatively about my body, I'm criticizing one of God's temples.
I challenge and encourage you to think about your own true nature. You are a child of God. He created you. Stop nitpicking God's most choice creation and take joy in the beautiful thing that you are.