You ARE Beautiful!!

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You are beautiful no matter what people tell you!

Submitted: March 14, 2014

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Submitted: March 14, 2014

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Beauty, as defined by the dictionary, is a combination of qualities that pleases the intellect or moral sense. I always tell my friends that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. To me, everybody is beautiful. It depends on how you see your self in the mirror. Yes, you may be fat or skinny, tall or short, and you feel that’s enough reason for you to be ugly. Sorry to disappoint you sweetheart, but that is wrong. Everybody is beautiful.

Part of Genesis 1:31, says, “And God saw all that he had made, and, behold it was very good.”  God saw you and you were good. So why, then, would you look at your self and feel that you are ugly, when the owner and creator of heaven and earth created you and called you good? We can also see in part of Genesis 1:26-27, “And God said, Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness… So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them.” Wow. Do you know what that means? It means when you look at yourself at the mirror, you see the image of God being reflected back at you. Yet, you feel you are ugly. You are more beautiful than you know.
 
I feel as though the point is that we shouldn't focus on physical appearance for beauty. Beauty can be found from within. If you are blessed with good looks, you shouldn't be ashamed. Yet, you shouldn't think your beauty only comes from your looks. For those who may not be as genetically blessed as others, you shouldn't despair. Beauty comes from within, as well as the outside. It’s just two different opinions on beauty. Just as the saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” What is beautiful in your eyes?
 
Not only does inner beauty hold more value to God, but inner beauty doesn't fade with age. We obsess over how clear our skin is, but one day our faces will be lined and wrinkled. We work hard at having the perfect hair, but one day it will be grey and wiry. But the hope of heaven that we have in Jesus means that beauty coming from a gentle and quiet spirit is a beauty of eternal significance, which doesn't fade.
 
So, whenever you spend time on your physical appearance, why not commit to a parallel effort to enhance your inner beauty? Perhaps next time you read a chapter in a fashion or fitness magazine, you could then read a chapter from the Bible or a Christian book. Or, after you have finished your morning “beauty routine”, spend some time praying, addressing some inner blemishes or flaws. And every morning, when you look in the mirror to check your outward appearance, do a “soul check”. Scrutinize what’s on your conscience, what’s in your heart. Then decide what the focus of your day will be: the hair and the skin, or the person within? It's your call.


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