The True Definition of Beauty

Hey Guys,

Today I wanted to talk to you about beauty.  Specifically what beauty means to me and what I believe God’s definition of beauty is.

Psalm 139:13&14 says… ‘For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.’

My inspiration behind this post was Africa.  When I was in Africa I realised that a lot of the women I hanged around seemed a lot more confident than women here.  Even though comparison is something that people are guilty of everywhere including Africa, I noticed it was a lot less common.  That’s why the only post I published whilst I was in Africa for a month was ’12 Quotes for Quitting Comparison’.

I had not felt so accepted and beautiful just the way I am for years.  In Africa I never felt the need to impress anyone.  I felt like I could always just be myself.

When I looked at myself in our huge bathroom mirror when we got home, I thought to myself ‘who cares what other people think of me’?  ‘Am I trying to please man or Christ’?

That sentence which has been on my mind ever since I got home ‘Am I trying to please man or Christ’ has made me want to pursue my relationship with the Lord even more.  This scripture the Lord lead me to explains why…

Proverbs 31:30 says… ‘Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.’

I’m very grateful for what I noticed to be a ‘lack of mirrors’ in Africa as I wasn’t always looking at myself everywhere I walked and pointing out my imperfections or creating imperfections that only exist in my own mind.

I hope this post was encouraging to you and I want you to always remember that you are ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’.

Many Blessings, Grace.

20 thoughts on “The True Definition of Beauty

  1. Maysa Rose says:

    Thank you for this awesome post!
    I think that this is something that more people need to hear in order to open their eyes into a new and happier life. When we look at ourselves in a more positive way, we will also have a better vision of the world around us. I loved this post. 🙂

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  2. koriahweb says:

    Wow. Thank you so much for this! These days especially it’s so hard to not compare yourself to others, or to imagine imperfections that you don’t have. To be honest, this post could not have had better timing as I am under a lot of stress which is partly because of comparison. Thanks again for this amazing post.

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  3. myliron says:

    Awesome post Grace!💜
    That’s one thing that I do love about countries like that because for us in the West I find we are taught form a very young age that without makeup you are not pretty and you need to cover up your face. So we grow up waiting for the day we are @allowed” to wear makeup thinking that it will fix all our insecurities and lack of contentment in God for who he created us to be.
    I find though that it only makes us set our worth on our looks rather than praying and allowing God to purify and make us beautiful from the inside out.
    Thank you it gives me much to think and pray about.

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  4. sarahprab37 says:

    This was an awesome post! I really appreciate that you mention that simply the lack of mirrors helped you focus less on looks. Important to keep in mind. I think focusing less on social media like Instagram and Facebook can have a similar effect. 🙂

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  5. eric says:

    Thanks for that, i think now most of girls we learn something from that, but i dont think if its inly for girls but also for boys, the main point thete is to understand who are we impress when we apply cosmetics and other thing of thst kind. I we imprees God or people.? i think most of people do thst to impress other and not God becsuse God is cery impress on how he creat us. Be blessed Grace and late God use you more and more.

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