The world will tell you that beauty can be found in a certain bra size or certain jean size but the truth is is that beauty is found in your heart size. Let me be honest, you will be judged on these and so much more and it will sting. The enemy uses those weak spots, those areas we are most conscious about to wiggle his way in and whisper destruction to your soul. Don’t be fooled or transformed by the vainness of the world but rather inspire true beauty even when it is hard or ignored or mocked.
Women, in particular, are digging themselves into pits so vast that they can’t find their way out. Their struggle to conform is killing them. Maybe not always physically but emotionally. Searching for that one magic thing that will all of a sudden transform their lives from mediocre to magnificent.
It’s amazing the depths we will go for vanity or pleasure and how shallow our efforts are toward the Lord. Proverbs 31:30 reminds women that our physical beauty will fail us all eventually.
We are so busy chasing someone else’s best 10 seconds that we lose sight on how terrific our life can be. Until we center our focus on the Creator and let Him lead us through the beautiful mess of life we will never find the magnificent we are looking for-it doesn’t exist apart from the Lord!
When you start to see yourself and your life through the eyes of our Creator you will be transformed by the marvelous creation you are. It is then that you will truly see and understand your gifts, talents, and the greater purpose of your life. Matthew 10:39 reminds us that if we are only concerned about finding ourselves first you will never will but if you pursue the Lord first you will find both Him and you. So pursue the Lord with eagerness and expectation!
Fill those cracks and gaps in your armor with the life giving words of God and focus your efforts on becoming who He says you are! Surround yourself with people who will encourage you and hold you accountable. God never intended us to make this journey alone. Female friendships in the media are always portrayed as conniving, selfish and, jealous. Women using and abusing each other in hopes of gaining power and popularity. Don’t buy into the lie. Sisterhood, when Christ centered, can be one of the biggest blessings of life.
It’s not always easy but with that foundation of Christ in place whatever the stumble, you have that compass always pointing you back to the arms of the one who makes everything beautiful….even the broken and messy.
~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~
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