The race for approval in our society is a never ending quest. This quest is characterized by outward modifications and image. But, can you really find approval and acceptance through this quest?
The answer is no.
Then where do we find approval?
I am glad you asked. We find approval from the Lord. Let me explain.
In 2 Corinthians 10:18 we read that the Lord commends the faithful and approves of their person. Aren't you glad you didn't have to try to earn it? It is simply doing what God has asked you to do, and doing it.
God loves His children and He approves of them, not because of who they are. But because of who He is.