I am not beautiful…
I am not beautiful due to the make-up I put on. Eyeliner can’t make my eyes truly beam with love.
I am not beautiful thanks to my favorite jeans or my cutest top. They don’t prompt me to embrace other people with a warm hug.
I am not beautiful because I’ve lost a few pounds or the opposite. Either way doesn’t remind me to love others.
My beauty does not hinge on the fact that I drive a nice vehicle or have a ride at all. I can still take gifts to others.
My beauty does not rely on jewelry, perfume or accessories that may adorn this vessel the Lord has given me. I can sparkle no matter what and show others they can sparkle as well.
My beauty is not comparable. I am not the same beauty as you or the same as any human posed in a magazine. Your beauty is just as incomparable!
I did not write this in order to bash make-up, jewelry or the want to smell good! HAHAHA! I love all those things. I treat my face as a palette some days, because I am an artist! Jewelry is fun and smelling good….well, that truly is one of my daily goals. The main idea behind this is so I can remember that all those things don’t truly make up beauty. My God created me. He made me beautiful. He made you beautiful. If I keep my life centered in Him, beauty is in me, surrounds me and is one of the many things He gives me to enjoy.
Have you ever looked at another person (not with lust) and thought that is a beautiful person. You don’t know their personality or heart. You may know their name or other small details, but not really who they are. God made that person and yes, they are beautiful, but that is not the entire beauty package! We are wrapped in some crazy awesome stuff, but what’s on the inside is what makes us truly beautiful.
Skinny people who make fun of fat people here would say, yep, this writer is fat. (the word fat makes me sick… different blog) She used that “WHAT’S ON THE INSIDE…” line. Hahahaha! That cracks me up every time I hear it. I do admit, I have not felt “skinny” one time in my life although I have been at a weight where I should have. That is a whole different blog.
BACK TO BEAUTY…
That verse: “greater is the one in us than the one who’s in the world” (1 John 4:4) keeps coming to my mind. That is not a verse so we can be all arrogant and pompous about the fact that we have Jesus in our hearts. That is not how we are supposed to be! That verse is to remind us that we are who we are, because of Jesus. JESUS is the reason we are beautiful. HE is the reason we can find self-confidence and be proud of who we are–not prideful, but PROUD of you. He is the reason we can overcome this world. We can look passed the superficial and the beauty that is only skin deep. We can see true beauty. I love that about Jesus. I love that about MY GOD! I love that HE loves me no matter what I look like on the outside, because HE MADE ME BEAUTIFUL!