To grow taller (I'm insecure about my height)

I am 5’5, a guy, and I just turned 18 as of today.

I want to grow to become 5’9-5’10. I’ve been working on growing taller 2 monthsn’t been able to ge ago by playing basketball, eating healthy, sleeping at least 8 hours, and praying. I’ve been pretty insecure about my height ever since highschool. All of my friends are taller than me, people pick on me for my height, and I haven’t had a girlfriend in a while since they perfer guys to be taller than them when in heels. Also, since I rececently developed a passion for basketball, I’d like to grow taller so I can play for college. One of the few hopes that I have are God, and knowing that my father had a late growth spurt in college.

I feel that no matter how hard I am working twoards getting taller, it’s just not going to happen. I haven’t seen any results yet and I feel like giving up on my goals.

I know God can work miracles and nothing is impossible through him, but my faith is really wavering right now. I’m not sure if he’s willing to make the impossible, possible with me.

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LORD Jesus what is your plan for your child let that happen. Remove all his insecurties about his height.

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Welcome to the CA Forum and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Malkn :tada: :tada: :tada:

Why are you insecure of your height? Be proud of it! God gave you that height and many people want to be 5’5 but they can’t achieve that height. Anyway, I would pray pray for your height and for you to have a good health.

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Unfortunately, this is largely determined by genetics.

Don’t let your height bother you though. There’s nothing wrong with being 5’5”. I’m a bit on the tall side and it’s not amazing. I can’t find pants the right length, couches are short, my bed is a bit small, I keep hitting my head :face_with_head_bandage:

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OP, you are only 18. You still might get taller. Some guys get taller until they are in their early 20s.

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Praying for you.
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Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

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Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

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I pray that our Heavenly Father provides you a boost of many blessings. Keep on seeking Him.

No matter what, know that you can control how you carry/present yourself. If you genuinely exude a friendly, approachable & confident demeanor, you’ll be miles ahead of many of your peers.

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