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.