God made you beautiful.
“But I’m not,” you
protest. “My face is not the face of a model. Neither is my body.” Perhaps you
don’t have perfect facial features or a large bust or a thin waist. But remember,
you’re thinking of a recent American ideal. Leave this country and you’ll find
different definitions of physical beauty. For that matter, if you polled
American men, not all of them would agree with that “perfect” image.
Why is that
standard in your head? Because someone who is selling something put it there.
Buy this push-up bra! Not thin? Try this brand of underwear! New wrinkles popping out? Our facial cream works wonders!”
Don’t let someone trying to make a buck tell
you what beautiful is.
don’t be content to scratch the surface of beauty. Look deeper. Your soul is a work of art. Think of your closest friend. What do you
like about her? Her sense of humor? Listening skills? Those are her inner
beauty marks. You have your own as well. Ask your friends what they are.
Even the most
conniving, sour, selfish woman has inner beauty, because at its core, her soul
is like pristine marble. But it’s covered in sin – like a statue caked
If we’re honest,
that’s the state of all our souls. We’re made in God’s beautiful image but
fouled by sin. We look to Jesus, the Living Water, to wash our statues clean.
Let God turn the hose on.