Since I’m a girl, and I don’t live in a box… the worldly idea of beauty; what it means, how it looks, what it’s worth, etc. is all around me!
It’s bombarding… frustrating… confusing and downright depressing sometimes.
You don’t look like that, so you can’t have this, or do that or even be happy for that matter.
It may seem a little intense, but that is how it can be interpreted by girls.. I know, I am one after all!
But God has other thoughts…
“Do not let your adorning be external – the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry or the clothing you wear – but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” ~1 Peter 3:3-4
“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is in vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” ~Proverbs 31:30
See? God cares about all of us… our thoughts, dreams, desires, personality, heart and soul. Not just the shape of our body or length of our eyelashes!
But this isn’t to say we should not care about outward appearance…
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” ~1 Corinthians 6:19-20
We should be proud of the gift of our bodies. But not obsessed. Thankful, not critical.
This post by a loving mother sums it up best- so go check it out!