What is Beauty?
What makes you beautiful?
Who decides whether you are beautiful or not?
What are you willing to do to beautify yourself?
Who doesn’t have the desire to be beautiful everyday? I know I did at some point and I also know that you might as well. We desire to have the perfect skin, perfect hair, perfect outfits, perfect self decor, perfect smile, perfect height, perfect weight, we desire to be just perfect, when in reality attaining perfection is impossible, plus the fact that all the above mentioned don’t define beauty. Beauty has has been defined to describe the exterior of a person. But, could it be that only the external defines your beauty?
Today we’re surrounded with magazines, movies, TV shows that portray perfection in shape, skin color, qualities and pleasantness to the human eye. We try so hard to look as good as them. But, is that because we don’t think we are good enough and want to look as good as what we see in the media?
Reality is that we might not see it that way. Unfortunately we don’t love ourselves as much as we say we do. We don’t recognize the true beauty within us. We are more focused on what others think of us, how we can impress them, and how we can look better.
Every individual is of great worth. Every single person in this life is beautiful in their own way. You don’t need to have a slim waist, colored eyes to fall within the definition of beauty. God’s word’s can lead us to discover the true meaning of beauty. God doesn’t look at your appearance to make a decision whether you are beautiful or not, nor does He judge you by your physical appearance. He sees beyond that, He sees and seeks for your heart.
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes, rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of gentle and quiet spirit, which is a great worth in Gods sight.” 1 Peter 3:3-4
If lately you are feeling like you aren’t beautiful enough either externally or internally, I’m here to tell you that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! If external is the case, no matter how much weight you lose, no matter how good your hair looks, no matter how expensive you make yourself look, what matters to God is your inside, your heart, because that’s who you really are. If by some chance you don’t feel beautiful internally, meaning you’ve got mixed emotions. You might have a past that torments you with guilt that leads you to a bitter life. You may also happen to be judgemental or arrogant with others. God is able to cleanse your internal and beautify it. But, What are you willing to do to beautify yourself? Talk to God, read through His word, He will comfort you, and not only that but He will make you see the true meaning of beauty through His word. He is willing to cleanse your heart, all you have to do is open your heart to Him.
Insecurities about beauty don’t involve only females, but males as well. Be a woman of God, be a man of God. God wants to see your kindness not your brighter skin. He desires to see your humbleness, not your money invested in cosmetic fulfilment. God wants to see you love yourself and others, not how much better than them you look.
“1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees;[a] for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7