Beauty.. This word has invaded us in so many ways today through websites, blogs, TV programs and the list goes on and on.” NEW LOOK NEW LIFE”
Dropping down these words in fact reminds me of myself. To be true I’m also kind of addicted to this practice. I started to believe that the advice given by the style and image professionals will help me to get my look all set up and be happy with whom I see in the mirror. The reason is when usually I’m in front of the mirror I always have something to complain about be it with my skin and the pimples that just pop out or my hair. I’ve got those messy and frizzy one and it’s such a pain for me to get them neat and nicely comb.
So I will sometimes spend hours scrolling down websites and blogs to find the latest product for my hair and I don’t care if I have to spend much money but I should fix my hair problem them I’ll be fine. Then maybe after that I will try to find the perfect outfit, makeup, accessories that will make me feel pretty, beautiful. I never find myself beautiful and I’m always comparing with others who will eventually have everything more than me. And you know these thoughts that just battle in the mind with these If only I had, If only I could etc…
“Comparison kills creativity “
Those three words touched my heart in such a way that I just put myself on pause mode with all the drama I was doing to build my physical beauty. It brought me to the word
I am fearfully and wonderfully made
However it took me quite a long time to really understand what this verse mean. I’ve started to look around me the beauty of nature, the sky and came back to me with the conclusion that God made everything beautiful including me. That physical beauty God loves when we take care of ourselves;
“I also clothed you with embroidered cloth and put sandals of porpoise skin on your feet; and I wrapped you with fine linen and covered you with silk. I adorned you with ornaments, put bracelets on your hands and a necklace around your neck.I also put a ring in your nostril, earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head”
But to God there is even more than our physical beauty.. The inner beauty
God asked me to analyze my inner self and what I found was; that I was someone full of ego, I was not humble, to ask for forgiveness was the last thing I would ever do. This was not new to me because I came across people who pointed these to me but I will never accept. If you think your super makeup that might hide marks left by acne or your outfits that cost you half of your salary will hide your ego,your gossiping mouth am sorry to tell you that it will NEVER work.
How can I say I love God when I am doing things that break his heart. So I made the choice, to let God change me. Break me Mold me according to his desires. During the process which is still on that’s what the Lord teach me about God’s true beauty:
– Be kind, gentle,thoughtful, unselfish. Gracious woman retains honor
– Be a virtuous woman, have the law of kindness on your tongue
– God values a woman who is submissive and who fears him
I have learn so much from this verse 1 Peter 3:3-4
“Your adornment must not be merely external– braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.”
Today I’m still work in progress in God’s hand and am loving the transformation that is taking place each day. The ride is still bumpy sometimes but knowing the Lord is with me, a comforter to me, that I can do all things through him who strengthens me, I will never give up.
Each day ask God to help you remove your eyes on your physical beauty and place them more on that inner beauty that we all might need to work on.
Let us be beautiful to God.