Written by: Taylor Horner
We all have our own definition of what beauty is. We all have our own likes and dislikes and we all have different ways of judging what beauty consists of, whether it would be outward or inward beauty. I remember scrolling through Facebook one day when I came across this shared post that a younger woman I know added to her page. What I read absolutely broke my heart. In the post it said “Share this if a boy has ever called you ugly.” It is so sad to see the effect that such harsh words can have on someone. Though we all go through many changes of what we look like and who we are, I want to remind all of you that you ARE beautiful. It doesn’t matter what some guy says in class or what one girl says to one of her friends. Nothing can take away the beauty that God has put in your life.
God made you through His own image, he sees you as perfect and he will put people in your life that will see you as beautiful as well. Do not listen to those who speak words that are not filled with the love. We need to be around and influenced by people who build us up instead of tear us down.
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, 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.” 1 Peter 3:3-4
Though dressing up and feeling pretty is wonderful, it is important to remember that the beauty and warmth you give off to others in your personality is more important then how you look. Looks do not last, but the memories people have of you and how you affected them do. Attempt to be beautiful on the inside, as negative words can have an awful impact on someone’s life.
We have to learn to love ourselves, inside and out before we can show love for others. As how can we show love, if we cannot accept it? I want to remind you today if you haven’t been told: you are beautiful, you are kind, you are strong, creative, dependable, and you are loved by one amazing God who thinks you are beautiful inside and out.
“The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
Attempt today to look at the heart of people instead of the outward appearance. Make your heart the most beautiful thing you have today.
Until Next Time,