Do you ever find yourself looking in the mirror, unsatisfied with your appearance? Well I know I have. It is important to believe your worth and identity is not found in the clothes you wear or your physical appearance.
“You are altogether beautiful, my darling. There is no flaw in you.“ -Song of Sol. 4:7
We need to stop quoting this verse all the time and start believing it. Me included. It is almost like yeah of course God thinks all of his creation is beautiful and lovely and what not, but it takes on a whole new meaning for someone to tell you that you’re beautiful from a worldly perspective. Right? I mean it’s like when your parents will tell you something and you don’t believe them half of the time because you think they are biased toward you. But oh how we take things to heart when our friends or peers will tell us something. Even if it is a stranger through Twitter, Instagram, etc. We tend to believe what they say over our families who know us best, over God who knows us better than anyone. Yes, this scripture applies to everyone who wants to believe it, but that is the key- to believe it. The picture above talks about how it is our different little quirks, personalities, habits, and looks that all make us uniquely beautiful. Being you is enough. It is not how well you can apply makeup, how well you can style your hair, or what you wear. It is that sincere smile, kind eyes, pure heart, loving personality, that make you beautiful. It is you when you’re crying laughing so hard, the way your eyes light up when you talk about your passions, and all the things that make you, you. These are just to name a few examples of true beauty. It is not how you look that defines how beautiful you are, but a beauty that is more than skin deep.
The world can be cruel sometimes. People think they have the right to label you as “pretty” or “alright” or “ugly.” Only the maker of something has the ability to define it’s creation. Just like the person who makes the diamond can establish it’s price, only God, our Father, can establish ours. Our price was paid with Jesus. He must have thought we were beautiful enough to save. Not beautiful in a sense or looks but beauty in a sense of our worth and value. All of which ultimately comes from Him. So do not ever let someone else define you, pick apart your flaws, or make you feel less than.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” -Ecc. 3:11