So why do we all play the game where we pretend we have always been Practically Perfect In Every Way? For those of us who love God and deeply appreciate the mess of a life we had before we began leaning how to receive the blessings of the Spirit of God, we are way too worried about how The World (even the part of The World that sits in the pews on Sunday) might judge us.
Ladies, there is only one Judge that has any real, permanent, everlasting authority to judge us and He has found us completely worthy, valuable, able, important, loved, adorable and amazing. But then all our more troubling failings have been washed in the Blood of His Son. He longs for us to see ourselves as He sees us, value ourselves as He values us. In fact, God values us so much that He is passionate about wanting us to take very good care of ourselves, avoiding the sin which damages us, the fear that confines us, the habits, hangups and hurts that we hang on to even when they are causing us pain. God wants us to avoid the choices we make and the actions we take that leads us on paths more treacherous and menacing because of our own willfulness.
You are a 10. Every day. All day and night. You know your every slip and limitation and error, but God's only response to that is, "Let me help you heal that pain and injury going forward and learn ways to fulfill your purpose."
If the perfect and almighty God sees that you are infinitely valuable and utterly beloved, what does anyone else's opinion matter?