This world is full of beauty treatments and surgeries to change people into beautiful people. Magazines are packed with ideas of how to apply creams, make up and hairstyles. Men’s magazines are also targeting men to look into their physical appearance. Women are told they aren’t beautiful if they don’t wear a size ? It changes so much that I don’t know what it is today. There was a time when women who were heavy set were considered the standard for beauty. With all of these choices to pick to change yourself into the beautiful woman or handsome stud for men, which one is the best one? I, also in the past was into trying new things to improve my physical appearance and in-fact as a teenager, I used to wish that I was a born a blonde haired, blue eyed bombshell. I wasn’t happy that I was born with brown hair and eyes, and olive skin color/tan in the summer naturally.
I used to compare myself with others and looking into the mirror thinking, I am not pretty. I never dyed my hair color or got into wearing make up and that has stayed with me. But I have tried to do things like change my hairstyle to fit in,ect. With many years of unhappiness despite the fact that I have been told repeatedly by my mother, grandmother, husband, and children along with others ranging from friends to strangers that I am beautiful, I was not happy at all with my physical appearance. Finally one day, I became the beautiful woman that God intended for me to be. When I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I was instantly transformed inside my heart. I am still a work in progress, but my beauty is from within because this amazing beauty secret never fades and only increases. My heart has changed from ugly to beautiful for eternity. Also, God showed me that I am not to compare myself with others for physical beauty and not look at myself as more beautiful than any other person because God created all people just the way He wanted. We all have different attributes, but we are all beautiful on the outside. What is missed out on beauty is the inside of people, the heart. The heart is neglected regarding beauty because when our hearts are evil and dark, then it is true ugliness. There is nothing pretty about rejecting Jesus, hate, jealousy, strife, pride, lust, greed, and self righteousness, ect the list goes on and on.
God is the only One who can transform and change the heart into the beauty that He intended for it to be from the start. Once you realize how beautiful and perfectly you are made with the new heart by receiving the Holy Spirit of God, then you will know truly how wonderfully made you really are and give God the glory for everything. Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Psalm 139:13-14 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.