What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see beauty? Or do you have difficulty finding something you like about yourself? We grow up with the world around us bombarding us with images and ideas of what we should be and what will make us happy, beautiful, and of course, sexy. Make-up clothes, exercise gadgets, colognes – all aimed at every little girl or grown up that this item is what you need!
We definitely want to take care of ourselves and look good. We all like receiving compliments on our outfit or hair, but the goal here is to make us feel inferior or that we don’t measure up. Well, measure up to what? What the world says we should look and act like. More and more, young girls are having plastic surgery to look better trying to match the images of the girls they see in ads. We can fall into the trap laid by society that we must have our looks altered to be a worthy member of society. And to top it off they use sexual innuendoes to sell their product. Selling the product this way plants the idea that if you want to be sexy and irresistible, you must have this product. Maybe like me it saddens you to see young ladies who believe they are too tall, fat, short, not smart enough, and the list could go on and on. They believe their worth is tied up in how they look, what they wear, etc. This can and does carry over into being an adult.
As a daughter of “The King” we are beautiful in God’s eyes. It doesn’t matter if we are a size 2, have perfect hair, and perfect nails. You see, God is busy transforming us from the inside out, and the change is for eternity. Not for the short while we’re here on earth. There is nothing that can compare to the beauty God is working in our lives, and this beauty is permanent. No matter how much money a company pours into their ads to sell a product, it cannot hold a candle to the beauty God is pouring into our lives that will be a witness to the world of Him. Because He is making us a mirror image of His Son.
There are many things that can make a young lady or woman feel less than the awesome individual God created her to be. Cruel remarks, actions taken against them, people making fun because they don’t do as the world. The road to realizing just how beautiful she is starts with her personal relationship with Jesus. Let all of us remember the pain of not measuring up to someone else’s idea of how we should look and put the measuring tape into the hands of Jesus. We are clothed in the wealth of heaven through Jesus. You can’t buy that off any rack! Jesus is available to all who believe no matter your size, color, or position. He is the lifter of our heads and the lover of our souls!
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. It should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
Love in Christ,