April 23, 2008

Do you think your beautiful?

How many of you truly think you are beautiful? I know personally this is something I have struggled with for various reasons. Reason number one is that I tend to look at myself through the world's perspective instead of my Papa's perspective.

According to the world you have to look good on the outside and put on a mask that makes others think you are perfect. Thus you are always focusing on you. This is where women have been led astray. We are always comparing ourselves with other women. If I only had her legs or her stomach, I would look good. Then comes jealousy because she has what you don't. If left undealt with that jealousy can turn to bitterness and that bitterness will eat you up inside.

But the true heart of God says:

You are beautiful

You are desired

You are known

You are held

You are protected

You are rescued

You are forgiven

You are pursued

You are seen

You are precious

You are My princess

You are My beautiful bride

Nothing there mentions that you have to be a certain size, shape or color. Nothing there says you have to wear certain clothes or buy certain make up. Nothing there says you need to look like anyone but YOU!

I share this because I have a tendency to covet other women who I feel are more beautiful than myself. But God is dealing with my perspective on beauty and how I view myself. See, I know He doesn't care about what's on the outside...it's a heart issue with Him but when there's such a huge focus on the outward appearance I tend to get caught up on the outside.

He is taking me from the outside to the inside and I have to say that in a short time of walking through this, I feel more beautiful than I ever had before...even though my outward appearance is still the same!


Melissa said...

here is an obvious deception from the enemy because you are one of the most beautiful women I know! And, even if you weren't, your heart for Jesus just shines through the surface and that is truly breath taking!

Mama Keller said...

Gosh KK! You ARE one of the most beautiful women I know.. and I know what you are saying is so true.. This is something I need to work on as well, especially since they don't do that show the swan anymore.. shucks.. :)

Beautiful Grace said...

"For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:17b

This verse is a comfort to my heart...external appearance means little to God! What makes one beautiful is a heart that runs after Him and His ways. Oftentimes, though, the internal atmosphere of a heart shines through to the external appearance. You are a lovely woman, in ALL ways!!!

Bless you! :)