Many women don’t think that they are beautiful until they are wearing the perfect designer outfit, with matching shoes and a designer bag to compliment it. Some don’t want to even be seen in public until their faces are perfectly done and every hair is in place.
Please hear me, there is nothing wrong with wanting to put your best foot forward when you are going out and will be seen by others. I have been in the beauty business for almost twenty-seven years, so I know that these things are important to women, and I agree that our appearance should matter. I also know that when we look good, we feel better about ourselves.
My point in writing this blog today is just to remind you, that real beauty is not based only on what is happening externally, but rather on what is going on internally.
You see, you can have on the most gorgeous clothes, with your hair, nails, and makeup perfectly done. But if your heart is not clothed with love, joy, and kindness, what have you accomplished? Don’t buy into the world’s view of what’s beautiful, because you will miss the mark. Go to God’s word and read about his standards for His children.
We are not called to just be pretty women, we are called to reveal God’s light, and to be His representatives in this dark world. Therefore, we must be clothed also in His righteousness. We are to look like God inside, and in turn, we will start to have what I call God Glow because our character will start to resemble His. No matter what outfit, makeup, or nail color you choose to wear, trust me, it won’t surpass that God Glow that you will have if you start to spend time with God consistently.
Just think, if everyone would spend as much time focusing on their inner beauty, as they do their outer beauty, what a different world we would live in.
Today, as you are deciding what you are going to wear, make sure that you are clothed first, in the character that God is calling us to be clothed in. Then you will know that you are looking beautiful, not only on the outside but on the inside too.
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. 26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
1 Peter 3:3-5
3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, 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. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands,
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.