I believed for most of my life beauty was determined by others, and what they said about me. How I looked, What I wore, What I needed to pursue for the future, and the list goes on. Here is what was a little confusing with that. Beauty cannot be judged objectively (by opinion), because what one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another. There is always a difference in opinion with each person we come into contact daily. Including the argument of God’s creation, and the science of alteration. The lie that I believed came from authority figures in my life, and every relationship after that would be controlling, abusive, manipulative, and depressing. I wasn’t pretty if I didn’t wear make-up, or I wasn’t smart because I wasn’t a lawyer. I would just never be good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, and well, goes on even more. What are the lies in your life album on replay?
Confession Time… FOR YOU? I had to find God’s truth for myself, and give it a chance to see if it could actually set me free from the constant hamster wheel of confusion between theologies of the world, and of what beauty truly was. And so, do you!
Here is what I know fam, you are hurting just like me, just like our sisters and brothers everywhere. Sometimes, our bad decisions, yes, but also, someone else’s bad words, or thoughts, or even brokenness thrown on you. First step is always to accept and admit, but most importantly, to FORGIVE. Forgive them, and forgive yourself. Forgive God if you need to. He already knows what is in that beautiful heart anyway. Give it up. If you don’t believe me, read God’s word. I love you brother and sister in Christ. We are knit together by the same God who says He sees you for you!!!
! SHINE BRIGHTER THAN A DIAMOND YOUR HIGHNESS… YOU WERE MADE FOR IT !
1 Samuel 16:7
“Don’t judge by His appearance or height…”“People judge the outward appearance; the Lord looks at the heart.”
1 Peter 3:3-4“ Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or clothes…” “Instead with the beauty from within; a gentle and quiet spirit”[peaceful]…
“ I praise you… For I am Fearfully and Wonderfully made…”
I pray that the God of Heaven begin moving on your behalf, and healing your pain. Draw near to His presence and His peace. You are loved and YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.