I’ve written a few pieces on beauty and our misconceptions about it. I do this now and then because in our society, much emphasis is placed on how a person should look, and it almost always uses “perfect” women as an example – perfect shiny hair with no split ends, perfect symmetrical features, flawless skin, perfect white teeth, and don’t forget the perfect figure, and the perfect clothes! I’m generalizing and exaggerating, of course, but I’m not too far off the mark.
It’s easy for those of us, who do not fit the beauty standards shown in the media, to feel uncomfortable, even depressed, sometimes, by our own unique beauty. We ARE all unique, and we were ALL made in the image of God, how much more beautiful can you get?
It’s nice to remember, that the discriminating judgement displayed unfairly to, we the not so “airbrushed beauties,” says more about those making the unfair judgement’s not so beautiful hearts, than it does about us.
As always, I have a Scripture pertaining to this matter that should put a new spin on what true beauty is!
“Do not let your adornment be merely outward — arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel –rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” –1 Peter 3:3-4
Hey! Suddenly I’m actually feeling beautiful. How about you?
May God bless all you beauties out there!!! PEACE!