Why O WHY wasn't I given a supermodel body ?
I want the height... the looooong beautiful legs...skinny frame and a face to die for...
The fast pace life jumping from one photoshoot to another
sitting in make up chair after make up chair
the world watching your every move...
constantly on a diet
all work and no play
OK, I have to admit... when I think about it, it isn't THAT great.
I'll just stick with my 5'0 curvy self because God created me that way.
I was created in His image and He loves me for me. Even with my flaws, not seeking Him as much as I should and sometimes life getting in the way. He deeply loves me!
Let's be real. As women we are always envious of other women. We compare ourselves to one another and always want what we don't have. What we forget is how beautiful God thinks we are. We were made to be unique. No one else was created the same. WE have to remind ourselves that we are fully pleasing to God. He has his eye on us and is in love with us.
Sometimes we feel as though our self worth is determined by our looks. In this world looks mean a lot. People depend and judge on looks instead of our hearts. God doesn't! He looks deep into our hearts and calls us beautiful. Our self worth is what God says we are. Not the world. The world says tall walking sticks are beautiful, but what about the beauty of a full figured woman? God doesn't look at her any different than a skinny supermodel.
When we look in the mirror the enemy can distort our self image. Instead of seeing a beautiful woman looking back at us, we focus on our flaws. I'm not skinny enough, I don't like my this and I hate that. We become obsessed with the flaws and never compliment ourselves. Stop listening to the lies and start speaking Gods thoughts. I AM BEAUTIFUL! I AM MADE PERFECT! God chose these eyes, lips, nose and hips so be proud!
Let's look at some scripture about inner beauty.
1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.
Proverbs 31:30 ESV Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Song of Solomon 4:7 ESV You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.
Psalm 139:14 ESV I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well
2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
My Favorite one is Song of Solomon 4:7. God sees us as flawless. White as snow with no blemish. So I remind you. The next time you start looking at your flaws, remember that God created you this way and YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!