“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.
Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
1 Peter 3:3-4
What does beauty mean? We all know what it means in the dictionary. (Beauty) a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. Another definition of beauty is, a beautiful or pleasing thing or person, in particular.
Nevertheless, the true beauty of ones spirit cannot be found in a dictionary. Someone once asked this question.
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Till this day that question was never answered. Even though the question was not answered, doesn’t mean it no longer exists in the world. That is why we have so much body insecurities, anorexia, and suicide problems regarding appearances. You see, If you are a girl or boy who has suffered for these same feelings. Do not be ashamed of admitting this, because we fail to understand without asking about theses feelings.
The greatest tragedy is not knowing the beauty within you. Look to this bible verse always, and be identified by God’s beauty within you.
Dear Father, I thank you for setting me free from my insecurities. Father, I desire to be identified by your beauty. What is it? Help me to see it. Amen.