In the world of illusion, where advertisements are photo shopped, spray tans are in, and Botox and facials bring hope of eternal youth….it is important to remember that true beauty does not come in a bottle, from a store, or the latest fashion magazine! True beauty comes when you shine from within. What the heart holds dear, what the mind focuses on, what is displayed through your words and actions….that is where true beauty comes from.
So quit trying to be perfect!!! Quit trying to live up to a standard that not even top models can live up to (hence the reason they are photo shopped!). Quit listening to the world’s view of beauty, for it is shallow, meaningless, and empty.
Instead, rest on the fact that God created YOU, designed your every feature (even the ones that drive you nuts!!), and he made YOU in His image….a reflection of His love, hope, passion, and joy. YOU are an original work of living, breathing art–a MASTERPIECE indeed!
Be YOU….for YOU are BEAUTIFUL!!
All my love and may you see who you truly are through God’s eyes, instead of your own!
For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You,
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
~ Psalm 139:13-14 ~