True Beauty

23 07 2014

What is true beauty? How you answer this question is more important than you might realize. Looking in the mirror, it is easy to evaluate what you see based on how the world has defined “beauty.” Our society says that to be beautiful is to have a certain look, to be a certain size, or to wear a certain kind of clothes. We end up running in circles chasing an ideal to which we will never measure up. The consequences can be devastating. We wind up heart sore, soul weary, and fearful of somehow being less beautiful than the world tells us we need to be.

Here is what I really want you to know. You are already beautiful. You don’t need to chase it. You need to learn how to live the beautiful that you already are. Beauty isn’t about having a look. It is about who you choose to look at. It isn’t about the clothes you wear, but how you wear the character of Christ. It isn’t about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart and the depth of your surrender. God created women with a desire to be beautiful, because He created us to reflect His beauty. Confidence in who you are in Christ is the most revealing mark of a woman’s true beauty.

Here is what I love about God. While the world promotes a cookie-cutter definition of beauty, God created you with your own unique beauty. God loves every woman so much that he chose to make you so that you would reveal a facet of His beauty in a way that no one else can. The make-up, the clothes, and the jewelry you wear should merely be frames for the beauty that radiates out of your heart.

My Jesus Resolution today is to look in the mirror and say, “I am beautiful.” It can be hard. The world has a lot invested in making you believe that you are less than beautiful. If they can keep your attention on make-up, hairstyles, and the number on the scale, you might not hear God whispering to your heart that you are loved, treasured, and wanted. Those who learn to hear those whispers and live in their truth are the most beautiful women of all.


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23 07 2014
Genevieve R. Ormon

Thank you so much! I just learned about your writings. I have two of your books on the way. I love the 4 Day format! I love what you are doing for our SISTERHOOD! God bless you! God is truly being glorified.

23 07 2014
Susan

This is so true and my heart’s desire is for my daughters and granddaughters to know this! I tell them at every opportunity that who they are in Christ is more important than what the world tells them. Thank you for your ministry, it is a blessing to me!

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