We, as women, spend a good majority of our lives worrying about what we’re going to wear, our hair styles, our make up, how big (or little) our butts and boobs are, our skin, what the scales say, and how others see us. There’s a lot of emphasis put on looks in our society. Way too much if you ask me.
I’ve, personally, been FAT, fat, skinny, chunky, pretty much every size there is; and I promise you, life’s pretty much the same at any size. Your joy isn’t dependent on how you think you look.
I wear make up pretty much every day. It makes me feel better. I have, however, been convicted by the fact that, in the past , I wouldn’t go anywhere without having all my make up on. God told me that I should be comfortable enough with how He made me, to be able to be seen without all my bondo. Since then, I frequently go out without make up, and the world has never once stopped turning.
I do believe God wants us to take steps to be healthy, but that looks different for every person. I also believe God doesn’t see anything wrong with us looking our best. Every old barn needs a new coat of paint every once in a while, right? But, not everyone is a size two, and not everyone should be. Not everyone needs make up, but, in most cases, a little wouldn’t hurt. I’d like to take a minute and thank God that there’s not a height/weight chart, or a make up tutorial anywhere in the bible.
Look ladies, I want you to hear this. Young or old, big or small, short or tall, short or long hair, big boobs or small boobs, round or flat butt, no make up or Tammy Fay Baker plaster, you’re ALL beautiful!! God created you, and He doesn’t make ugly stuff.
We need to start seeing ourselves the way God does. He sees us as His beautiful daughters. Let’s stop comparing ourselves to others, and start worrying about pleasing God. If He was worried about cellulite, boob size and hairstyles, there’d be a lot of people in trouble. We just need to be the best person we can be, and that means doing whatever it is God has for you to do. It has nothing to do with society’s standards on looks.
God created us in His image *Genesis 1:27*. Would you dare call God ugly or fat?! God doesn’t look at our outward appearances, He looks at our hearts *1 Samuel 16:7*. Shouldn’t we try to be more like Him? 1 Peter 3:3-4 says this, Braiding your hair doesn’t make you beautiful. Wearing gold jewelry or fine clothes doesn’t make you beautiful. Instead, your beauty comes from inside you. It is the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. Beauty like that doesn’t fade away. God places great value on it. Isn’t that what we should concentrate on? That being said, I’ll be quiet now!