On Beauty

moveloseflauntWhy have looks and appearance consumed our every day lives? It’s plastered all over magazines, talk shows, and the like. Everywhere I go I see phrases like, “Trim this, emphasize that, tuck in that belly.. less carbs, more weightloss… lose fat fast… sexiest trend of the year.. what every girl needs…”weight_loss_187usnf-187usnm
I don’t want to be a part of that. I don’t want to be a part of a world that defines beauty from a magazine. I don’t want to be a part of a world that is fooled into thinking “beauty” that has been photoshopped should be sought after in real life. A world that says, “Thin is in.” A world that says, “Show more skin… look and feel sexy.” A world that teaches girls how to be critical of themselves… to hate their so-called “flaws.”

Girls, you are a priceless work of art. No one can replace you. You are invaluable to God. Your worth doesn’t come from what people say, it comes from what God says.
Beauty is a word that is used over and over again, but I’m afraid we have missed its true meaning. It is “the quality or aggregate (or combination) of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit” (WebsterDictionary)
I said it a few nights ago… you are a masterpiece, handcrafted by the Creator. Girl, you got what it takes to be the definition of beauty.

I urge you to watch this video and then tell me that you still think you’re not beautiful.

It’s all about perspective. We are more critical of ourselves than other people are. We choose to see our flaws while others look at the good. God sees you as His creation — a priceless work of art. A work of true beauty. Imagine if you could see yourself through His eyes. What would you see? I see a priceless, one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

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