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.

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73 thoughts on “The True Definition of Beauty

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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  6. Great post Grace! Lots of food for thought, spot on! Our culture has made most of the people here so focused on the exterior that they lose sight of what is truly important. All are created by God, are beautiful (whether they fit in human’s definition of that is irrelevant), and worthy of love, and God saw everyone, now matter how they look, how trendy and up to date they are, or had cosmetic surgery or not, worthy of the price of His Son. Thanks for reminding us of that!

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  7. Beautiful post, Grace!!! 💜 I’m so happy that your trip to Africa was such a positive experience for you. When we see how differently other cultures view the world (often positively), it is such an eye-opening experience! We really do have too many mirrors around…they’re definitely asking for comparison! Like it says in the Bible, man looks on the outside, but the Lord looks on the heart. 💚 It is who we are inside that truly matters!! ☺️

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  8. This is such a lovely post! It’s amazing how God uses our travel experiences and other cultures to open our eyes to more clearly see how awesome He is, that we might more faithfully follow Him. I am blessed by this reminder that we are each made in God’s image, and He has made us beautiful in His sight with different gifts with which to serve Him. Thank you!

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  9. This post is amazing, one of the best ones I ever read. Thank you for sharing this with us! You are a real Christian: you know Bible – I saw you include it in your 17 things you’re grateful of – and you have ana amazing faith. I hope I could evolve my spiritual life in the same sense. I’m following your blog!

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  10. Psalm 139 is my favourite passage in the whole bible. It is so wonderful in the way it tells us how God intimately knows us and loves us, he knew us even when we were being created. I particularly am struck by the concept of how there is no where we can be from his presence and how comforting that is. Writing about beauty and faith is so important- very encouraging blog post. Very keen to see more XX

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  11. Hi there…
    I just wanted to touch base and say, “You have wisdom beyond your years.” New to blogging I had no idea when I hit the ‘reblog’ button your post would appear on my page. Surprise! The post and scripture readings were quite nice and did impact my clouded thinking pattern during this last chapter of my life.
    Thank You!

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  12. Beautifully written and well stated. An inspirational reminder to a world with a skewed measurement of beauty. I pray God continues to keep you vigilant and hungry for His teachings… so you can share more here!! Blessings to you. E

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  13. Women who are kind and gentle have a glow about them that comes from inside and is radiated outward from the light in their eyes and smile. When they walk into a room they literally light it up. Which continues as they age and their outward beauty fades.

    On the other hand women who lack this inner beauty are like black holes that suck out the enegry of those around them leaving darkness and despair in their wake. And their appearance tends to become hedious as their outer beauty fades.

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  14. What an opportunity to spend a month in Africa and what a beautiful lesson you draw from it. I come from a country where people just stare at you shamelessly and I never got used to it. By contrast, Scotland is so much more relaxing because people absolutely mind their own business. Aside from that, I find that getting older (I turn 36 this year) is really helping me relax a lot more about appearances and everything else. And thanks goodness for that!

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    1. Indeed, it was a wonderful opportunity getting to go to Africa and learn such an awesome lesson. I’m very happy to hear that you are becoming more confident in your self too as times goes on. Thank you very much for reading. I hope you have an amazing day! Grace. ❤

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  15. Good for you! We are to have the beauty of a peaceful spirit as our ancestor Sarah had. When I was a teen, I found out as you get older you need to use more makeup as your complexion gets paler. Once I thought about the cost of makeup and the time it would take to put it on and take it off, I decided not to bother. Quite challenging as I have quite pale skin naturally! My husband says he likes it; he knows the person he goes to bed with will look like the same person the next day!

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    1. Thank you! I totally agree. That’s awesome, that you have made that decision despite what society tells us. I know it can be challenging for anyone to feel 100% comfortable in their skin but when we embrace it we start to become more confident which also becomes evident towards others as well. I hope you have a lovely day! Grace. 💜

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